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FRONTLINE

A "Kill/Capture" Mission Challenged

Clip: Season 29 Episode 14 | 10m 11s

The U.S. maintains a September 2010 airstrike in Takhar province targeted and killed a "significant" Taliban leader. But independent investigators have concluded that the eight people who died were all civilians, and that they died because of "grave" intelligence flaws.

Aired: 05/10/11

Rating: NR

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