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Afghan Civilian Toll Rises in NATO Assault on Marjah

HeadlineFeb 17, 2010

The civilian death toll from the US-led assault on the Afghan town of Marjah has reached at least nineteen. Earlier today, NATO confirmed the killings of another three civilians since Sunday’s rocket attack that killed twelve people in the same home. Ten of the victims were from the same family. The US military initially claimed the rockets missed their target, but now says the home was intentionally attacked because Taliban fighters were inside. The bodies of the victims were handed over for burial on Tuesday.

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