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U.S. Inquiry Disputes Afghan Deaths

September 27, 2018
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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 — 11 hours ago)
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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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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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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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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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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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