The CIA paramilitaries shot Khan, saying they were entitled to do so under the carefully graded "escalation of force" provisions of the US rules of engagement.

Khan was wounded but survived.  Compensation, or solatia was made to Khan once the mistake was apparent. The classified intelligence report ends briskly: "Solatia was made in the form of supplies and the Element mission progressed".

The war logs are littered with accounts of civilian tragedies. The 144 entries in the logs cover a wide spectrum of day-by-day assaults on Afghans, with hundreds of casualties.

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