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Leaks provide ground-level account of Afghan war

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072502092.html

WikiLeaks page: http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Afghan_War_Diary,_2004-2010

By KIMBERLY DOZIER
The Associated Press
Sunday, July 25, 2010; 7:44 PM

WASHINGTON -- Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings as well as covert operations against Taliban figures.

The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks posted the documents on its website Sunday. The New York Times, London's Guardian newspaper and the German weekly Der Spiegel were given early access to the documents.

The White House condemned the document disclosure, saying it "put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk."

In a statement, White House national security adviser Gen. Jim Jones took pains to point out that the documents describe a period from January 2004 to December 2009, during the administration of President George W. Bush.