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U.S. disputes Afghan civilian deaths

September 26, 2018
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A military field investigation of an American airstrike in Afghanistan is largely completed and there is no evidence for Afghan claims that as many as 90 civilians were killed, according to a senior U.S. defense official familiar with the findings. (CNN — 29 August, 2008)
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An American military investigation concluded Tuesday that only five to seven civilians and 30 to 35 Taliban were killed in an airstrike operation in western Afghanistan. (New York Times — 9 hours ago)
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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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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, 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 — 9 hours ago)
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Three civilians were killed in Afghanistan when a group of security forces, including German soldiers, opened fire at a checkpoint, Germanys Defense Ministry said Friday. (New York Times — 30 August, 2008)
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