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Afghanistan: Shock but not surprise over documents

07-27-2010 08:51 BJT

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Afghanistan says it is shocked by the leak of the classified US military documents. But it's not surprised by their contents.

Waheed Omer, Afghan Presidential Spokesman, said, "But so far as the substance of these leaked documents were, the president's immediate reaction was that most of this is not new, most of this is what has been discussed in the past, and most of this is what we have always raised with our international partners, and this is going to help raise more awareness."

The government spokesman said Kabul had spoken in private and public meetings with its Western allies about civilian deaths. He said there had been reductions in the number of deaths over the past year and a half, and there was a common understanding about the negative impact such incidents cause.

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