Afghanistan: U.S. drone strike kills aid worker and 7 children instead of ‘ISIS bomber’

Zemari Ahmadi carrying water canisters, NY Times video
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Link for video:   https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000007963596/us-drone-attack-kabul-investigation.html

An innocent family was killed when the US military conducted a “righteous strike” on Aug. 29 against a vehicle that American officials thought carried an ISIS bomb that was an imminent threat to thousands of people at the Kabul airport.

In a late Friday afternoon report, the New York Times reveals that “Military officials said they did not know the identity of the car’s driver when the drone fired, but deemed him suspicious because of how they interpreted his activities that day, saying that he possibly visited an ISIS safe house and, at one point, loaded what they thought could be explosives into the car.”

In reality, they were filling water bottles.

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