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Ninety Percent Of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians

Afghanistan Prisoners Taliban

First Posted: 06/12/11 09:36 PM ET Updated: 08/12/11 06:12 AM ET

IPS News:

During his intensive initial round of media interviews as commander in Afghanistan in August 2010, Gen. David Petraeus released figures to the news media that claimed spectacular success for raids by Special Operations Forces: in a 90-day period from May through July, SOF units had captured 1,355 rank and file Taliban, killed another 1,031, and killed or captured 365 middle or high-ranking Taliban.

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