Global Upfront Newspapers
America Breaking News Cover World News

U.S. admits ‘tragic mistake’ in drone strike that killed 10 civilians in Kabul, August 29

The Pentagon on Friday confirmed it mistook a civilian vehicle for an ISIS-K threat when it launched a drone strike on Aug. 29 in Kabul that killed 10 civilians.

“I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children were tragically killed in that strike,” U.S. Central Command head General Frank McKenzie told reports at the Pentagon.

“Moreover, we analyzed that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died or associated with ISIS-K or were a direct threat to US forces.

“I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed. This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces in the evacuees at the airport, but it was a mistake.

“And I offer my sincere apology. As the combatant commander. I am fully responsible for the strike in this tragic outcome.”

Advertize With Us

See Also

NBS report of 33.3 per cent unemployment shows APC government lying about employment, job creation, says PDP

Global Upfront

Nigeria on the brink of collapse, Afenifere, Ohaneze, Northern Elders, others insist

Global Upfront

Malami Distances Self, Office From Abba Kyari Extradition Approval

Global Upfront

Biden hosting first African leader, Kenyan President Kenyatta, at White House

Global Upfront

International Day of Rural Women: Governments need to halt the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on rural women, says IFAD President

Global Upfront

Nigeria to be part COVID-19 drug trials – WHO

Global Upfront

Ex-President Jonathan Arrives Dakar, Senegal For Sub-regional Dialogue On Democracy, Peace

Global Upfront

President Macron ‘Rethink’ France’s Military Presence In Africa As It Deepens Deployment To Eastern Europe

Global Upfront

Account For $1Billion Special Security Funds, Governor Ortom Tells Buhari, Defence, Security Chiefs

Global Upfront

Nigeria: Police Confirm Terrorists’ Kidnap of 3 Plateau Polytechnic Students, Arrest Suspect

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More