The Pentagon, which defended last month’s drone attack in Afghanistan, has retracted its statement and said on Friday that internal investigations have revealed that only civilians and not Islamic State were killed in the attack. of extremists. US Central Command commander General Frank McKenzie said the August 29 drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 Afghan civilians was a tragic mistake, adding deep condolences to the families of the victims.
At the same time, US Defense Secretary Lloyd J Austin III has apologized for the death of 10 Afghan civilians in a drone attack in Kabul on 29 August. Many civilians, including children, were killed in this August 29 attack, but four days after the attack, Pentagon officials said that it was an accurate attack.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd J Austin III apologizes for the drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians in Kabul on August 29
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The media later began to cast doubt on US statements on the incident and reported that the driver of the vehicle that was targeted was an employee of an American humanitarian organization. It was also told in the news that there is no evidence in favor of the Pentagon’s claim that this vehicle had explosives.
The Taliban had called the US drone strike arbitrary
The Taliban condemned the US on the Pentagon attack, saying that it did not inform us before giving the order. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Chinese state television CGTN that US action on foreign soil is illegal. Mujahid said in a written reply to CGTN that if there was a potential threat in Afghanistan, we should have been informed, and not carried out an arbitrary attack that resulted in civilian casualties.
Pentagon officials said the suicide car bomber was preparing to strike an airport in Kabul, where US troops are in the final stages of withdrawing from Afghanistan. US Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said US forces launched a drone attack on a car in self-defense in Kabul, averting an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamid Karzai International Airport.
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