The Pentagon apologized for the tragic mistake

On August 29, civilians were killed in Kabul, not a terrorist.

The Pentagon has apologized for the death of civilians in a drone strike; the target was a suicide bomber from the IS. On August 29, an American drone carried out an attack in Kabul.

This attack was carried out three days after IS terrorists killed 13 American servicemen and a large number of Afghans waiting for evacuation at the Kabul airport. In addition, an American drone struck in eastern Afghanistan, killing two IS terrorists.

The U.S. Department of Defense called the death of ten civilians, including seven children, a “tragic mistake.”

The head of the U.S. Central Command, General Frank McKenzie, said that at the time of giving the order to carry out the attack, he was sure that the terrorist posed an immediate danger to American servicemen and civilians at the Kabul airport.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin released a statement in which he indicated that a man working for an international charity organization died due to the attack. “We apologize and will learn from this terrible mistake,” Austin said in a statement.

Senior Pentagon officials rarely offer personal apologies for civilian deaths.

The death of civilians as a result of a drone attack based outside Afghanistan raises the question of how the United States will conduct such strikes in the future – the withdrawal of American troops has significantly complicated the collection of intelligence information about terrorists.

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