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    US General: Afghans Ordered Hospital Strike

    Afghan forces under fire in Kunduz requested the airstrike that destroyed the Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing 22 civilians, according to Gen. John Campbell. He also conceded that initial reports of a threat to U.S. troops had been incorrect. But the American commander wouldn’t say if Afghan or U.S. troops knew the target was a hospital before the AC-130 gunship fired on it for more than 30 minutes. This tragedy is bound to put pressure on President Obama’s upcoming decision about whether to withdraw nearly 10,000 troops from the country.

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