updated 10/23/2010 6:36:33 AM ET 2010-10-23T10:36:33

Whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks said on Saturday that it will soon publish 15,000 more secret Afghan war documents.

The group has already published some 77,000 U.S. intelligence reports about the war in Afghanistan, and just released almost 400,000 alleged secret U.S. documents about the Iraq war.

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WikiLeaks has said the 15,000 additional Afghan files were held back because of their sensitive content. Kristinn Hrafnsson of WikiLeaks told reporters in London that the documents had now been fully vetted for release and will be published shortly.

He said the Iraq documents have been edited to conceal people's names and "contain no information that could be harmful to individuals."

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    WILLIAMS: And good evening from Chicago .

    BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor (Chicago): It has happened again. The Web site WikiLeaks has released another batch of thousands of documents from inside the Department of Defense . This is what they had threatened to do again. The New York Times got an early look at some of the documents and now so have we, and a lot of them have to do with civilian deaths in Iraq , numbers that soar above previous US estimates. We just had our first look again at the first of these documents. We want to go to our Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski , who's on duty tonight. Jim , good evening.

    JIM MIKLASZEWSKI reporting: Good evening, Brian . This is a massive leak of America 's military secrets, nearly 400,000 documents in all. That's as thick as a stack of 800 telephone books. And while this is all breaking as we speak, at first blush it appears to be breaking bad for the US military and the Pentagon . The documents we've seen and have been reported so far reveal that the US military knew that Iraqi security forces beat, tortured and murdered detainees, but those US military forces were actually under orders not to intervene, so instead they looked the other way. In one instance, an American helicopter gunship shot and killed a group of Iraqis who were attempting to surrender. Other documents also reveal that hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed at US military checkpoints, a number far higher than previously reported, and that in a five-year period, some 66,000 Iraqi civilians were killed, even though all along the US military and Pentagon had claimed they never kept such statistics. Now, the Pentagon fears that there may be the names of more than 300 Iraqi informants who were working hand in glove with the American military , so tonight the US military in Iraq is working with the Iraqis to track down and warn each and every one of them that their lives may now be at risk. Brian :

    WILLIAMS: All right, Jim Miklaszewski . And so far any reaction from the building you're in, from the Department of Defense , Jim ?

    MIKLASZEWSKI: Well, officials here, of course, condemn the WikiLeaks leak of all these documents. They say it reveals American military tactics and techniques that puts Americans at risk and may even risk national security . But at the same time, they understand that they are responsible for the leak of this information, and those documents should never have gotten out into the public in the first place .

    WILLIAMS: All right. With this still breaking story tonight, our Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski . We want


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