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Defense Department to probe air strike on Afghan hospital: White House

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:29

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacts to a U.S. general's testimony that a deadly U.S. air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan was a mistake. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH UPDATED EDIT AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE CORRECTED AN EARLIER STATEMENT TO SAY THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT IS CARRYING OUT INVESTIGATION, NOT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. Department of Defense will investigate the deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, joining other probes being conducted by the NATO and a U.S.-Afghan team, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said more still needs to be learned about how the air strike on the hospital happened, and that President Barack Obama expects steps will be taken to prevent such an incident from recurring.

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Defense Department to probe air strike on Afghan hospital: White House

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:29