U.S. Killed 10 Civilians, Including 7 Children, In Failed Strike On Alleged ISIS Target, Pentagon Confirms


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Daily Wire: The U.S. military mistakenly killed an Afghan aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, during an August 29 drone strike on a purported ISIS-K terrorist.

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that the U.S. killed 10 civilians while carrying out a strike on a target that U.S. intelligence officials believed to be an ISIS-K target. The strike was in retaliation for an earlier terror attack that killed 13 U.S. service members as well as dozens of Afghan civilians.

He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the secret places he murders the innocent;
His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.” Psalm 10:8

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of United States Central Command, acknowledged the “tragic mistake” on Thursday but said that the U.S. strike team had “reasonable certainty” that the target represented an “imminent threat” to U.S. forces.

“Our investigation now concludes that our strike was a tragic mistake,” McKenzie said.

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McKenzie did not say whether anyone would be held accountable for the mistake, saying that the military’s investigation into the strike was still ongoing. Read More