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US military admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians, not ISIS-K fighters: General

US military admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians, not ISIS-K fighters: General

The US military Friday admitted that the Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul did not kill any terrorists and called the strike a “tragic mistake.” The strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children, the general revealed. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “We now assess that it

The US military Friday admitted that the Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul did not kill any terrorists and called the strike a “tragic mistake.”

The strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children, the general revealed.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

“We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or a direct threat to US forces,” US Central Command chief Gen. Frank McKenzie told reporters during a briefing.

“This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and the evacuees at the airport, but it was a mistake,” he added. Gen. McKenzie said the US was considering paying reparations.

The US general walked reporters through the timeline leading up to the decision to strike. “Clearly our intelligence was wrong on this particular white Toyota Corolla,” he said.

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