Afghanistan Body Count Questionable

NATO’s estimate of Taliban militants killed this month has raised concerns, according to Seattle PI.  NATO says that about 500 militants have been killed, which would mean that either the count is wrong or that the Taliban is far stronger than previously believed.

Some have expressed doubts that so many militants could be killed without more civilian deaths.  NATO says that it avoid civilian casualties by warning residents to leave, and obviously that was highly effective in Lebanon.  Because journalists cannot access the area, it is not possible to verify the numbers given by NATO.

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