Wednesday, 27 October 2021 07:04 GMT

U.S. military confesses drone strike in Kabul left 10 citizens dead

(MENAFN) On Friday, Sep. 17 the U.S. military confessed that a U.S. drone strike in late August in the Afghan capital left a number of 10 citizens, comprising 7 kids dead.

Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said to reporters in a Pentagon press meeting: "having thoroughly reviewed the findings of the investigation and the supporting analysis by interagency partners, I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike."

He further said: "we now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K, or were a direct threat to U.S. forces."

The general confessed the fatal strike was "a tragic mistake." He added: "as the combatant commander, I am fully responsible for this strike and this tragic outcome."

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