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U.S. Analysis Refutes U.N. Report on Afghan Civilian Deaths

September 26, 2018
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ISLAMABAD, Sept. 2 — U.S. military officials on Tuesday flatly refuted claims from the United Nations and Afghan government that a U.S. airstrike in western Afghanistan two weeks ago killed up to 90 Afghan civilians, saying that a complete investigation into the incident found that only five civ…

(Washington Post — 11 hours ago)
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HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 — NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan on Saturday called for a joint investigation into a U.S.-led airstrike that U.N. and Afghan officials say killed as many as 90 civilians recently. Meanwhile, an Afghan military official involved in the attack said misinformation led…

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 26 — United Nations officials in Afghanistan said Tuesday that there was “convincing evidence” at least 90 civilians — two-thirds of them children — were killed in a U.S.-led airstrike last week that caused the Afghan government to call for a review of U.S. and NATO m…

(Washington Post — 2 September, 2008)
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The accidental killings further undermine President Hamid Karzai, who has been weakened in recent weeks over the killing of dozens of civilians that have been blamed on foreign troops. (New York Times — 2 September, 2008)
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U.S. military review says airstrike killed only five civilians, not the 90 reported by U.N. officials.

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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The joint investigation with the Afghan government and the United Nations will look into the loss of civilian life in the airstrikes last week in western Afghanistan. (New York Times — 30 August, 2008)
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The U.S. coalition said Tuesday that its probe into allegations of civilian deaths in western Afghanistan this month has found that 30 to 35 Taliban militants and seven civilians were killed. (MSNBC — 14 hours ago)
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U.S. officials said a review of an American airstrike in Afghanistan refutes claims by the United Nations and others that as many as 90 civilians were killed. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 13 — Three Western women employed by a New York-based aid agency were killed along with their Afghan driver Wednesday by Taliban insurgents who ambushed their vehicle as it traveled south of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

(Washington Post — 1 September, 2008)
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CHAHAR DARREH, Afghanistan — Lt. Col. Abdul Hamid, a new police commander, was having trouble doing the math. When he took control of this district in the country’s north in early July, he had 54 officers. Since then, some had been transferred; others had disappeared.

(Washington Post — 31 August, 2008)
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