A helicopter attack that killed at least 15 civilians in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province was called in by a Special Forces A-team that did not have "eyes on" their target and resulted in a 48-hour standdown for U.S. special operations forces, said an Army officer familiar with the incident.

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