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US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

10/16/2021 7:21:00 AM

US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

Pentagon says it is also working to relocate any of those relatives to the US, almost two months after Kabul strike

Photograph: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty ImagesNeighbours and relatives crowd around a vehicle destroyed by an American drone strike in Kabul in late August.Photograph: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Getty ImagesStaff and agenciesSat 16 Oct 2021 04.44 BST

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The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack inAfghanistanin August during the final days before American troops withdrew from the country.The US defence department said it made a commitment that included offering “ex-gratia condolence payments”, in addition to working with the US state department in support of the family members who were interested in relocation to the United States.

Read moreColin Kahl, the US under secretary of defence for policy, held a virtual meeting on Thursday with Steven Kwon, the founder and president of Nutrition & Education International, the aid organisation that employed Zemari Ahmadi, who was killed in the 29 August drone attack, the Pentagon press secretary, John Kirby, said.

Ahmadi and the others who were killed in the strike were innocent victims who bore no blame and were not affiliated with Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) or posed a threat to US forces, Kirby said.The drone strike in Kabul killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children.

The Pentagon had said earlier that the 29 August strike targeted an Islamic State suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to US-led troops at the airport as they completed the last stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan. Read more: The Guardian »

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Stop_Communal_Attack_On_Hindus Stop_Communal_Attack SaveBangladeshiHindus savehindufestivals SaveHinduTemple SaveHinduTemples wewantjustice WeDemandSafety How about Afgans pay families of 9-11 for allowing Al Qaeda to train there. You've killed 1000s of innocent in botched air strikes, if this is the strategy, you're gonna have to build cities to house the viticms' families..

Lolz... relocate to the terrorist state that killed your family lol. Imagine the Taliban offering payment and relocation offer to the innocent people they killed. Everywhere some problems in the world 🌎😕 Which soldier, officer, intelligence staff r responsible for the deaths? Justice = Accountability

wow That’s all well and good. But we’re all still waiting for Biden’s public apology.

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