U.S. Military says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians, including 7 children – NO Terrorists – in ‘tragic mistake.’
“If there is a nation that commits unspeakable atrocities, it is the United States of America. They don’t care about human beings.”
Nelson Mandela, 2003.
Even as reports of civilian casualties emerged, the top U.S. general had continued to describe the attack as “righteous”.
The head of U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie, said that at the time he had been confident it averted an imminent threat to the forces at the airport.
In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the drone strike had killed 10 innocent civilians and children, including the prime target, a Mr. Ahmadi who worked for a non-profit aid organization called Nutrition and Education International.
“We now know that there was no connection between Mr. Ahmadi and ISIS, that his activities on that day were completely harmless and not at all related to the imminent threat we believed we faced,” Austin said.
Condemnation floods in from around the globe at US atrocity, committed even after they had left the war torn nation of Afghanistan in pieces.
Many ask, “Could the Taliban be any worse for the Afghan people?”
American drone strikes killing Afghan civilians have not been rare events sadly. Seventy-two civilians were killed by drone strikes in a few days in 2019.
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At least 40 civilians at wedding party killed during nearby U.S. backed Afghan army raid.
The raid, days after a U.S. drone strike aimed at militants among farmers killed 32 pine nut harvesters, showed how civilians have borne the brunt of the Afghanistan war.