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US Stops Giving Militant Death Tolls In Afghanistan

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The US military in Afghanistan has stopped releasing figures showing how many militants have been killed in fighting with US-led forces, officials said Friday.

[The US military in Afghanistan has stopped releasing figures showing how many militants have been killed in fighting with US-led forces, officials said Friday. "Indicating the number of insurgents killed has little relevance to impacting the lives of Afghans," Navy Rear Admiral Gregory Smith, seen here in 2008, said in an email to AFP.]The US military in Afghanistan has stopped releasing figures showing how many militants have been killed in fighting with US-led forces, officials said Friday. "Indicating the number of insurgents killed has little relevance to impacting the lives of Afghans," Navy Rear Admiral Gregory Smith, seen here in 2008, said in an email to AFP.
"Indicating the number of insurgents killed has little relevance to impacting the lives of Afghans," Rear Admiral Gregory Smith said in an email to AFP.

"In fact, if that were the only purpose and metric, you would likely only extend the time it takes to bring about an end to the insurgency."

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