US Drone Strike in Kabul Kills Nine Members of Single Family, Including 6 Kids - Reports
There are six children, including his four-year-old sister Armin, 3-year-old brother Benyamin, and two two-year-old sisters Ayat and Sumaya among those killed, the man said, as he reportedly cried.
"We are still assessing the results of this strike," Urban said, adding that "it is unclear what may have happened," and the US military is investigating further.
On Friday, the White House admitted a breakdown in the security process that allowed the Thursday suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, which reportedly killed at least 182, including 13 US troops. The attack, claimed by Daesh-K, comes amid a chaotic US evacuation from Afghanistan following the Taliban's* takeover of Kabul on August 15.
Number of tweets by American journalists sharing pictures of American soldiers helping Afghan children: 472,583,593,592,480— آرش (@thekarami) August 29, 2021
Number of tweets by American journalists sharing pictures of Afghan children killed by today’s US drone strike: 0
Those who feigned humanitarian concern for Afghan women for the last few weeks, on this website, will justify / ignore their deaths, the deaths of their husbands & their children when those deaths come from US drones & guns.— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) August 29, 2021
US drone operations targeting terrorists in countries have been deemed highly controversial due to reported civilian deaths, which military chiefs define as "collateral damage". Casualties among civilians became publicly known due to independent investigations and information disclosed by whistleblowers. Last month, ex-US Air Force analyst Daniel Hale was given a prison sentence after leaking classified intel on US drone strikes from his deployment to Afghanistan that reportedly killed innocent people, including children.