The US military admitted, on Friday, that its latest strike at the end of August in Kabul, which killed ten civilians, including up to seven children, was a “mistake,” and the US Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, apologized for the raid.
The minister said in a statement, “I offer my deepest condolences to the relatives of the dead who survived,” acknowledging that the targeted man was “an innocent victim, like other people who were tragically killed,” adding, “We offer our apologies, and we will do our best.” Our effort is to learn lessons from this fatal mistake.”
As General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, told reporters before their final withdrawal, “It is unlikely that the car and those killed were linked to ISIS-K.” , or that they posed a “direct threat to US forces.” It was a tragic mistake.” It was intended to prevent the ‘line imminent attack” originating from ISIS – Khorasan Province, a few days after an attack launched by the organization that killed 13 American soldiers near Kabul Airport.
A huge amount of explosives
It is reported that the American forces had confirmed on August 29 last that they had carried out a strike in The Afghan capital.
Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said in a statement that the military forces launched an air strike with a drone targeting a vehicle in Kabul, to eliminate an imminent threat of Daesh-Khorasan Province” on Hamed Airport. Karzai International.
He also explained that the large explosions that followed the strike indicated that the vehicle contained a huge amount of explosives.