The Pentagon had made the move and they have admitted to the fact on Friday that there had been a United States drone strike that happened in Kabul, Afghanistan. There had been a few casualties that happened last month and there had been a killed count of as many as 10 civilians. This was including up to seven children.
“As I was the combatant commander, I am fully responsible for what happened in this strike and I am also totally responsible for its tragic outcome,” U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie who is the commander of U.S. Central Command, had made this announcement to the public. “I offer my profound and sincere apologies and condolences to the family members and friends of those who were killed in the attack,” he added.
The drone strike had come after the heels of the suicide bomb attack that had been made by the terrorist attack group. That had resulted in the death of 13 United States service members. This had also caused the dozens of death of the Afghans too. This attack was made on the Airport when there had been the events of the evacuation going on.
“This strike was taken and when it was taken in the earnest of belief that it would prevent the possibility of an imminent the threat that would be revolved around and to our forces and the fact that the evacuees at the airport are safe and sound. However, now we understand that it was a mistake,” McKenzie said.
The United States is going to make payments to the surviving members of the family as a note of apology and condolence. The Pentagon had admitted to this and this had caused some mixed feelings among the public of America. This is why there had been some protests about the people killed. What happens next is yet to be seen.