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  US Pakistan Raid Based On Bad IntelligenceSeptember 03, 2008 11:04 Nadeem Kiani, spokesman for the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, told Reuters that all those killed in the pre-dawn raid near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan in South Waziristan were unarmed civilians and not militants.

"The intelligence was not correct," Kiani said in an interview.
  500Th U.S. Service Member Dies In AfghanistanSeptember 01, 2008 21:29 A sailor killed in Afghanistan on Saturday was the 500th U.S. service member to die in that country since the war there began in 2001.

Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Harris of Lexington, North Carolina, was 36.

Twenty-two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan in August, part of a recent increase in American deaths there. In June, 28 U.S. service members died in Afghanistan -- the United States' highest one-month total in that country.

Including deaths from the United States' coalition partners, 46 service members were killed in August, equaling the coalition total for June. Forty-six is the highest one-month total for coalition forces.