Video shows last US Afghan attack may have targeted aid worker | Asia News

Video shows last US Afghan attack may have targeted aid worker | Asia News

A New York Times investigation shows the US attack mistakenly targeted Kabul resident Ezmarai Ahmadi and several other youngsters.

A video evaluation shows the United States may have mistakenly targeted an aid worker fairly than ISIL (ISIS) fighters in its ultimate attack in Afghanistan that killed 10 civilians, The New York Times reported.

The Pentagon has stated it disrupted a brand new attack deliberate by the armed group by means of a Reaper drone attack on August 29 – the day earlier than US troops ended their 20-year mission and following a devastating attack exterior the airport the place huge crowds rushed to go away the victorious Taliban.

But Kabul resident Aimal Ahmadi earlier informed AFP information company the US raid killed 10 civilians together with his small daughter, nephews, nieces and his brother Ezmarai Ahmadi, who was driving the automotive that was struck after he parked.

The New York Times, analysing security camera footage, stated the US navy may have been seeing the slain Ahmadi and a colleague loading canisters of water, which was briefly provide after the collapse of the Western-backed authorities, and choosing up a laptop computer for his boss.

Ezmarai Ahmadi was {an electrical} engineer for the California-based aid and lobbying group Nutrition and Education International and was amongst 1000’s of Afghans who had utilized for resettlement within the US, kinfolk stated.

US officers say a extra highly effective blast befell after the drone attack, displaying there have been explosives within the automobile.

But The New York Times investigation stated there was no proof of a second explosion, with just one dent on a close-by gate and no clear indicators of a further blast similar to blown-out partitions.

Commenting on the report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated the US Central Command “continues to assess” the raid however “no other military works harder than we do to prevent civilian casualties”.

“As Chairman [Mark] Milley said, the strike was based on good intelligence, and we still believe that it prevented an imminent threat to the airport and to our men and women that were still serving at the airport,” Kirby stated, referring to the highest US normal.

The New York Times famous a rocket attack the next morning, claimed by ISIL, was carried out from a Toyota Corolla much like Ahmadi’s.

More than 71,000 Afghan and Pakistani civilians have died immediately from the battle launched by the US after the September 11, 2001 assaults, with casualties rising dramatically after then-President Donald Trump relaxed guidelines of engagement in 2017, based on a Brown University examine in April.

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