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2002-01-03

Pentagon Downplays Number of Military Deaths and Injuries in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan’s rulers said today they were negotiating the surrender of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar as American paratroopers flew into the country to search for remnants of Osama bin Laden’s networks. And as the Bush administration increases US troop presence in Afghanistan, it maintains that less than 10 American soldiers have died inside the country. But a recent report from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting alleges that the number may be much higher.

An IWPR reporter smuggled himself onto the American military support base at Khanabad airport in southern Uzbekistanand interview Uzbeks working on the base.

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  • Alan Davis, is the Project Coordinator for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting which published thereport.

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