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Pentagon Releases Video Of Botched U.S. Airstrike In Kabul

The drone strike in the Afghan capital killed 10 civilians, seven of whom were children.
Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 20, 2022

The Pentagon has declassified video of a botched airstrike in Kabul. The Aug. 29 strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children.

The drone strike was ordered during the final chaotic hours of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Pentagon initially defended the attack — thinking it hit an extremist with the Islamic State group who was intending to detonate a bomb near the Kabul airport.

The department later called it a tragic mistake and determined the man they targeted had nothing to do with the IS group.