The U.S. Department of Defense has paid compensation to the families of 10 civilians killed in a U.S. military drone strike in Kabul last August while fleeing Afghanistan.
U.S. officials did not specify the amount of compensation.
In addition to compensation, the Pentagon has made it clear that it is working with the State Department to support family members interested in immigrating to the United States.
U.S. Secretary of Defense John Kirby acknowledged that all those killed in the drone strike in Afghanistan were innocent victims not affiliated with ISIS-K, nor did they pose a threat to U.S. troops.
In an interview with RT, Emal Ahmadi, the father of a two-year-old girl who died in the attack, said no one could compensate them. “If they give us all the luck around the world, this is not enough. It is impossible. The murder of a child cannot be compensated. This loss is hopeless,” he lamented, demanding an official inquiry.
On August 29, a drone strike by US forces in Kabul killed 10 civilians, including seven minors. First, the U.S. military announced that it had launched its offensive against the ISIS-K terrorist car bomb.
The United States later acknowledged that its attack was “wrong.” In addition, General Kenneth McKenzie, the US commander-in-chief, confirmed that “the vehicle and the dead are unlikely to be linked to ISIS-K or pose a direct threat to US forces.”