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U.S. Analysts Knew Afghan Target Was Hospital, AP Reports; MSF Official Says ‘Precise Destruction’ Indicates Bombing Not ‘Mistake’

Associated Press: APNewsBreak: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital
“American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, the Associated Press has learned…” (Dilanian, 10/15).

Associated Press: AP Interview: MSF Says Bombing of Afghan Hospital No Mistake
“The [general director] of an international medical charity whose hospital in northern Afghanistan was destroyed in a U.S. airstrike says the ‘extensive, quite precise destruction’ of the bombing raid casts doubt on American military assertions that it was a mistake…” (Rahim/O’Donnell, 10/18).

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