America Admitted to committing this Friday “Tragic error” Go through Kabul Drone attack, where 10 civilians killedOn August 29, seven of them were children.
This was pointed out by the head of the U.S. Central Command, General Kenneth F. Mackenzie, Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon.
U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, Explaining his part in a statement, Mackenzie told him Friday morning that the purpose of the attack was to target a The “imminent” threat The Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, but it turned out to be a mistake and resulted in civilian deaths.
The drone attacked a vehicle that the U.S. military believed to have militants from the terrorist organization Islamic State, but it was actually driving Zemari Ahmadi, A staff member of an American NGO.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Defense, I express my deepest condolences to my family Among the victims were Mr. Ahmad and the staff of Mr. Ahmad’s company Nutrition and Education International,” Austin said.
He added that the department knew There is no connection between Ahmadi and ISISAnd their activities are completely “harmless” and have nothing to do with the “imminent threat” targeted by the attack.
“Mr. Ahmad is just an innocent victim Lloyd added that the same was true for other people who were unfortunately killed “in this incident.”
“We apologize and will work hard to learn from this terrible mistake,” the defense secretary said.
He added that he had ordered the Central Command Investigate in depth to find out what happened And promised to hold relevant responsible persons accountable.