Pentagon har foretatt sin egen granskning av feilbombingen i Afghanistan sist fredag og fastholder at bare fem sivile ble drept, i motsetning til afghanske myndigheter og FN som hevder 90 sivile, hvorav 50 barn og 19 kvinner, ble drept.

After reviewing a disputed airstrike on a village in Afghanistan, U.S. officials have concluded that the civilian death toll was far lower than claimed by the Afghan government and the U.N., two U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the results of the review have not been announced publicly, said Afghan officials have been presented the findings, which say 25 militants were killed, plus five civilians. Afghan officials have said that between 76 and 90 civilians were killed.

Also, the U.S. government is pressing for a joint U.S.-Afghan probe in hopes of reaching a common conclusion about an incident that stirred outrage in Afghanistan and frustration among U.S. officials.

It was not clear Thursday whether the Afghan government accepted the findings of the U.S. review or whether a joint probe would go forward. Details of how the U.S. review was conducted were not immediately available.

Sources: US says civilian deaths were overstated

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