DOD Inspector General Probes Kabul Drone Strike

10 Afghan civilians mistakenly killed in U.S. airstrike in August.

On Friday, the Defense Department’s Inspector General announced another investigation of the drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians in August. The strike launched on August 29 was based on intelligence that Zemari Ahmadi was a member of ISIS-K. He was actually an aide worker. Neither he nor any of the nine others killed in the strike, seven of whom were children, were connected to terrorists.

The new investigation will seek to determine if the strike “was conducted in accordance with DOD policies and procedures.” The inspector general’s office stated, “Specifically, we will review the pre-strike targeting process, the damage assessment and civilian casualty review and reporting process, and the post-strike reporting of information.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Defense Secretary Austin as he oversees the original investigation into the airstrike.
  • For DOD Inspector General as the office conducts its own review of the process that resulted in the death of innocents.
  • For U.S. military and intelligence officials to seek God’s guidance as they provide recommendations to the president and other leaders.

Sources: Stars and Stripes, Yahoo News


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