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Thousands of Afghanistan documents leaked on the Internet

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

(WFLX) - The White House is condemning what's being called one of the biggest leaks in intelligence history.

Sunday, whistleblower web site Wikileaks posted more than 90,000 classified military records detailing six years of the Afghanistan War. The bombshell leak includes unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings and covert operations against the Taliban.

In a statement Sunday, President Obama's national security advisor called the leak a threat to national security which "could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk." 

Monday morning, the director of Wikileaks held a live news conference from London saying the web site has never released inaccurate information and "we haven't this time."

He said these documents are seven months old and were not classified as top secret reports and did not include any reports from the CIA or coalition partners. But again, the director of the Wikileaks web site is saying these documents are 100 percent accurate and that they downplay the number of casualties in the war.

Now, the Obama administration points out that the documents describe a period from January 2004 to December 2009, before President Obama announced a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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