The Pentagon admitted that a drone strike in Afghanistan was a “tragic mistake” after the Biden administration hailed it as “righteous” for weeks. An apology from the U.S. appears to mean little to Kabul residents who are now mourning after the strike killed 10 people last month. Seven of those casualties were children.
Several explosions in an eastern Afghanistan city killed at least three people and injured several others. A series of five blasts rocked the ISIS-K stronghold of Jalalabad on Saturday, where an Islamic State group is allegedly active.
The Pentagon admitted it made a “tragic mistake” after 10 civilians were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Kabul. Top officials acknowledged the error on Friday, saying the strike killed three adults and seven children and not ISIS-K terrorists as originally reported.
One of the 13 service members killed in a suicide blast during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has been laid to rest. The 23-year-old Marine was laid to rest on Friday, surrounded by family and friends who gathered in Omaha to honor the life of Cpl. Daegan.
Defense officials fear the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan could allow terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda to rebuild in the country.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said there was no question identifying terror threats would become more difficult with U.S. troops no longer in Afghanistan. During a press conference in Qatar on Tuesday, Austin said the U.S. would now have to rely more heavily on its technological capabilities to identify and engage threats that develop in the region.
Former UFC fighter and now humanitarian volunteer Tim Kennedy said the Taliban is only pretending to be a legitimate political group. In a recent interview, he pointed out that the Taliban and ISIS-K share the same leaders and personnel.
Families across the U.S. are mourning the loss of the 13 service members killed in the deadly airport attack in Afghanistan. One America’s Rayana Unutoa has more on how they are being remembered.