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According to Dadkhah, while U.S. strength in Afghanistan has more than doubled since 2008, close air support sorties have increased by less than 30 percent, while the percentage resulting in delivery of lethal ordnance actually has declined. According to the U.N.'s mission in Afghanistan, she reports, civilian deaths caused by Western and Afghan government forces decreased to 596 in 2009, from 828 the year before.
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