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Military Admits ‘Errors’ in Civilian Bombing in Afghanistan, But Still Defends the Attacks and Warns of Greater Casualities

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3 Jun 09 | Rebel Reports and LAT

The attack in Farah province killed as many as 140 Afghan civilians. The U.S. military says errors were made, but insists the “targets” “posed legitimate threats to Afghan or American forces.”

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3 June 2009 at 4:23 pm

Joint Chiefs Chairman Criticizes Afghan Air Strikes

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18 May 09 | NYT and BBC

The United States cannot succeed in Afghanistan if the American military keeps killing Afghan civilians, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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18 May 2009 at 4:20 pm

Afghan Civilian Deaths: Who is to Blame?

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17 May 09 | LAT

Commanders and villagers give conflicting accounts of the attack that Afghan officials say killed 140 civilians, two-thirds of them children and teenagers, in what may prove the most lethal episode of civilian casualties since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 — a toll disputed by the U.S. But injured girls make clear the costs for two families.

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17 May 2009 at 4:15 pm

Villagers in Afghanistan Describe Chaos of U.S. Strikes

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14 May 09 | NYT

The number of civilians killed by the American airstrikes in Farah Province last week may never be fully known. But villagers, including two girls recovering from burn wounds, described devastation that officials and human rights workers are calling the worst episode of civilian casualties in eight years of war in Afghanistan.

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14 May 2009 at 11:49 pm

Afghan Villagers Receive Reparations for U.S. Strike That Killed 140 Civilians Last Week

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12 May 09 | LAT

A government commission concluded that 140 civilians died, more than twice the figure cited by the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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12 May 2009 at 2:23 pm

Karzai Demands End to U.S. Air Strikes

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8-9 May 09 | AWC News, CNN and LAT

Record toll of Farah Attack renews outrage over bombing villages. Read the rest of this entry »

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8 May 2009 at 11:59 pm

‘150 Afghan Civilians’ Killed in Fresh U.S. Strikes

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6 May 09 | PTV

Afghan officials say up to 150 non-combatants including women and children have been killed in fresh US-led strikes in the western Afghanistan.


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6 May 2009 at 11:32 am