The US mistakenly targeted and killed an innocent aid worker for an American company in a drone strike in Afghanistan.
The New York Times reported in an investigation into the final military action of the conclusion of the twenty-year war in Afghanistan.
On Saturday, former President Trump took a shot at the Biden administration, “They did this strike quickly, in order to show they are tough. Instead, they killed a USAID worker and many children. This is what happens when you have grossly incompetent people at the helm. The Afghanistan tragedy will further mark what should have been an honorable and dignified September 11th. The Administration’s surrender will go down in infamy. “
The victim was 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi, who died with nine members of his family, including seven children, when a missile from a US air force Reaper drone struck his car as he arrived home from work in a residential neighborhood of Kabul, according to NYT.
US military officials have insisted the targets of the 29 August operation were Islamic State suicide bombers plotting an attack on Kabul airport similar to that which killed 13 American troops helping with evacuations, and more than 170 others three days earlier.
Gen Mark Milley, chair of the US joint chiefs of staff, insisted, the drone strike was a “righteous strike” against Isis-K members who had been observed at points during the day loading what a surveillance team thought to be explosives into the vehicle and visiting a known safe house of the terrorist group.
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