Is Obama Back? Failed Drone Strike Leaves 7 Children Dead

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest

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.

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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