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US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by lalasticlala(m): 9:50pm On Sep 17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DRpG31MeE8

An Aug. 29 drone strike targeting terrorists in Afghanistan mistakenly killed innocent civilians, including children, Pentagon officials admitted Friday.

"We now assess it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K," Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, said. "It was a mistake."

He said he is "fully responsible for this strike and the tragic outcome."

"I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed," McKenzie said.

The strike was launched after last month’s deadly suicide bombing near Kabul airport that killed 13 U.S. military members and scores of Afghan civilians, and was initially said to have prevented another attack.

Central Command opened a formal investigation — called a 15-6 — after reports that the drone's Hellfire missile killed as many as 10 civilians, and had not prevented a terror strike, as U.S. officials initially claimed.

The 10 dead were all members of the same extended family, relatives told NBC News, and included the seven children. Some were as young as 2 and 3.

"They were 10 civilians," one member of the family, Emal Ahmadi, said earlier this month. He said his toddler, Malika, was among those killed. "My daughter ... she was 2 years old," he said.

The targeted car was driven by Ahmadi's cousin, Zemari Ahmadi, a technical engineer for a U.S. aid company.

An investigation by The New York Times found some of Ahmadi's actions on the day of the strike may have been misinterpreted by U.S. military surveillance, which was on high alert for a terror attack after the Islamic State Khorasan extremist group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport that killed 13 U.S. military personnel and more than 110 Afghans.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1279476

Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by Destinepraise: 9:51pm On Sep 17
God bless America

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by HyGIeneBosS: 9:51pm On Sep 17
Wahala

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by blessochampion(m): 9:51pm On Sep 17
May we not live in an Unfortunate country.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by princeogbeide1(m): 9:51pm On Sep 17
The few US military assigned to the task was under tension at that stage because the killer beast were surplus and mixed with civilians that's probably why the target wasn't accurate.
At least US fought for good reasons.
I am sure that this was never an intentional blast on civilians.
RIP to the dead.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by TheDemola: 9:52pm On Sep 17
Hmmmm
Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by Masterito(m): 9:52pm On Sep 17
Your wish?
Destinepraise:
America slowly losing grip over..

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by jamaicabakare(m): 9:52pm On Sep 17
Sad
Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by naijapips04: 9:52pm On Sep 17
Biden and wokeness. See where you are now America.a laughing stock you have become.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by Jesuschristus: 9:52pm On Sep 17
This is just one strike and 10 innocent people died,imagine the thousands of strikes during the 20 years war.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by wman(m): 9:52pm On Sep 17
This would have gone undetected if not for the investigation by the New York Times.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by Masterito(m): 9:52pm On Sep 17

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by Sirlins(m): 9:53pm On Sep 17
This thing will turn to another thing soon ..........may God not let the enemies celebrate ijn. Amen
Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by seanwilliam(m): 9:53pm On Sep 17
angry atleast they own up to it .


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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by NothingDoMe: 9:53pm On Sep 17
Too bad
Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by AroleOduduwa2: 9:53pm On Sep 17
Something doesn’t add up here, first they left hurriedly and now they are conducting drone strike. I thought they left because they want peace in the region

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by AbdulHakeem44(m): 9:53pm On Sep 17
Many of these have happened in the past unreported to look saint to the world. It is because this was first reported by a media journalist that made them admit it. Imagine China or Iran did this!! People will be all over the comments, but now it is Amelika, they are no where to be found. Hypocrisy is our blood.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by IPIGSRDOTARDS: 9:54pm On Sep 17
Wow, this can't happen in a "sane country".

Sure the "sane country " crew won't show up now.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by bmdmix11: 9:54pm On Sep 17
another dullard in power

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by macaranta(m): 9:54pm On Sep 17
America in a nutshell.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by chatinent: 9:54pm On Sep 17
Mehn .

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by Pidginwhisper: 9:54pm On Sep 17
angry

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by bmdmix11: 9:54pm On Sep 17
blessochampion:
May we not live in an Unfortunate country.
aren't u living in Nigeria already

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:54pm On Sep 17
The 10 dead were all members of the same extended family, relatives told NBC News, and included the seven children. Some were as young as 2 and 3.
The horrific consequences of the US military's miscalculation has drawn questions about the accuracy of future counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan with a US presence no longer on the ground.

But more than that, this catastrophe exposed the dreadful human cost of a war that had been fought largely from the air for years.

That it should take place just as the Americans ended their 20-year occupation will cast an even darker stain on the chaotic US exit.
But for some in the region, it is a particularly stark example of the ongoing dangers of drone warfare

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by ogascomax: 9:54pm On Sep 17
Biden we certainly destroy the once great America. America will fall sooner than later by Americans.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by AbdulHakeem44(m): 9:55pm On Sep 17
naijapips04:
Biden and wokeness. See where you are now America.a laughing stock you have become.

You know Biden was the one controlling the drone right? Daftness is worrying you. Do you think this is America's first innocent killings??

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by jchioma: 9:55pm On Sep 17
Casualties of war.

The whole evacuation thing was a mess from beginning; the agreement Donald Trump had with the Taliban actually emboldened them to take over.

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by elfico(m): 9:55pm On Sep 17
hmm
In case you are thinking, it's not an isolated incident, Coalition forces once bombed MSF hospital. Just like our NAF bombing IDP camps.
10 members of one family gone. "It was a mistake".
Millions of Iraqi dead, leading to birth of ISIS, "Sorry, we had wrong intel and there was no nukes".
Let's kill brown people and when they fight back let's tag them terrorists. It works every time.
They armed the Taliban the first time to fight Russians until they became terrorists. Just to note, they just armed them again.

Since the "war on terror" began governments all over the world are now borrowing from the same play book.
Chinese imprisoning millions on the same grounds.
Cameroonian separatists are now tag terrorists.
Isreal stealing land daily and tagging those resisting as terrorists.
Nigerian govt killing IPOB and Shiite members and tagging them terrorists.

Once you apply that tag, governments all over suddenly look the other way because they all have the same skeleton in their cupboard.

By the way if you are from eastern Nigeria and you support Israeli govt treatment of Palestinians, then you should fully support Nigerian govt treatment of IPOB. If you are from the western Nigeria and you support the Israeli too, you should support Nigerian govt shooting unarmed protesters of Yoruba Nation.

Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

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Re: US Drone Strike In Kabul Killed Civilians, Not Terrorists - Pentagon Admits by rottennaija(m): 9:55pm On Sep 17
USA losing the moral high ground daily

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