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Afghans protest in Kabul over civilian deaths

Reuters - Hundreds of protesters blocked a road in Kabul on Monday accusing U.S.-led troops of killing three members of a family, including two children, in a raid in the city, residents and witnesses said.
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US to back Afghan air raid probe

BBC News - The US has agreed to take part in a joint investigation into reports that a recent air raid in western Afghanistan killed more than 91 civilians.
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Afghan commission says US troops took fire first

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A newly released report says an Afghan army commander told a government investigative commission that U.S. and Afghan troops came under fire first from an Afghan village where the commission says scores of civilians were killed.
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30 suspected Taliban killed in Afghanistan

By NOOR KHAN, Associated Press Writer
More than 30 Taliban fighters and four policemen were killed in a series of clashes, airstrikes and bombings in Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.
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How British forces took Garmsir from the Taliban

By Terri Judd, The Independent (UK)
"Annabel", as the British had codenamed the tiny biblical Helmand village of mud compounds, was no more. The shattered wreck of crumbling walls and a giant crater left by a 2,000lb aerial bomb bore testament to the ferocity of the fighting that had taken place.
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Nato's instant response to Kandahar jailbreak

By Jerome Starkey, The Independent (UK)
When the Taliban broke more than 750 prisoners out of jail this summer, in one of the most spectacular attacks in living memory, Nato's response was instant but invisible.
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Civilian casualties spur Afghanistan demands

By FISNIK ABRASHI, Associated Press Writer
Amid allegations that large numbers of civilians have died in recent raids and airstrikes by foreign forces, President Hamid Karzai's government has demanded a review of the presence of U.S. and NATO troops in the country.
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Japanese aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan: police

AFP - Unknown assailants kidnapped a Japanese man as he visited a development project in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks on aid workers.
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Afghan cabinet demands review of international presence

By Sardar Ahmad, AFP
The Afghan cabinet demanded Monday a renegotiation of agreements regulating the presence of international troops in Afghanistan after more than 90 civilians were killed in US-led air strikes.
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US air strike killed 76 civilians, says Afghan president

By Jonathon Burch, The Independent (UK)
The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, yesterday condemned a US-led coalition air strike which his government says killed 76 civilians, most of them women and children.
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Afghan president 'pardoned rapists'

By Kate Clark, The Independent (UK)
The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has pardoned three men who had been found guilty of gang raping a woman in the northern province of Samangan.
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Rights group: 78 Afghans killed; US to investigate

By JASON STRAZIUSO and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press Writers
Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a small village for the memorial ceremony of a militia commander were killed when U.S. and Afghan soldiers launched an attack in the middle of the night, officials and villagers said Saturday.
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Afghans protest amid claims 76 killed in military strikes

By Mohammad Reza, AFP
Afghan villagers staged an angry protest Saturday amid claims that 76 civilians were killed in coalition air strikes against Taliban rebels, as the US military launched an investigation.
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Afghan President Assails U.S.-Led Airstrike

By CARLOTTA GALL, The New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned on Saturday a coalition airstrike that he said killed up to 95 Afghan civilians including 50 children in a village in western Afghanistan on Friday, and said his government would be announcing initiatives to prevent such heavy loss of civilian life in the future.
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Group says 78 Afghans killed; US to investigate

By JASON STRAZIUSO and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press Writers
An Afghan human rights group said Saturday that at least 78 people were killed in a joint Afghan-U.S. coalition military operation in western Afghanistan.
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