A New York Times investigation shows that the American attack was wrongly aimed at the resident of Kabul, Ezmarai Ahmadi and several children.
A video analysis shows that the United States may have mistakenly targeted an aid worker rather than ISIL (ISIS) fighters in its latest attack in Afghanistan that killed 10 civilians, The New York Times reported.
The Pentagon said it was disrupting a new attack planned by the armed group by a Reaper drone strike on August 29 – the day before U.S. troops ended their 20-year mission and after a devastating attack outside the airport where large crowds hastened to leave the victors Taliban.
But Kabul resident Aimal Ahmadi told the AFP news agency earlier that the US attack had killed ten civilians, including his little daughter, nephews, nieces and nephew and his brother Ezmarai Ahmadi, who was driving the car when he parked.
The New York Times, analyzed security camera footage, said the U.S. military may have seen the murdered Ahmadi and a colleague see him loading containers of water, which was a shortcoming after the collapse of the Western-backed government, and a laptop for his boss picked up.
Ezmarai Ahmadi was an electrical engineer for the California-based aid and lobbying group Nutrition and Education International and was among thousands of Afghans applying for resettlement in the U.S., family members said.
U.S. officials say a powerful explosion occurred after the drone strike, which showed explosives in the vehicle.
But the New York Times investigation said there was no evidence of a second explosion, with only one dive on a nearby gate and no clear signs of an additional explosion such as blown-out walls.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. Central Command was still assessing the attack, but that “no other military is working harder than us to prevent civilian casualties.”
“As chairman [Mark] Milley said the strike was based on good intelligence, and we still believe it posed a looming threat to the airport and our men and women still serving at the airport, ‘Kirby said, referring to the summit. U.S. General.
The New York Times noted that a rocket attack the following morning, which ISIL claimed was carried out from a Toyota Corolla similar to that of Ahmadi.
More than 71,000 civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan have died in the war launched by the United States after the attacks on September 11, 2001, and casualties have risen dramatically after then-President Donald Trump relaxed the commitment rules in 2017, according to a study of Brown University in April.