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U.S. finds fewer Afghan deaths than UN claim

September 27, 2018
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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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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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A four-day battle that began with an ambush on a joint U.S.-Afghan patrol in southern Afghanistan has killed more than 100 militants, the coalition said Thursday. (MSNBC — 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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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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A U.S. military review of an airstrike last week in western Afghanistan maintains that only five civilians were killed, Pentagon officials said yesterday, a finding that starkly contradicts reports by the United Nations and Afghan officials that the civilian death toll from the bombing was at least…

(Washington Post — 29 August, 2008)
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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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