Thursday, September 29, 2016

American Airstrike killed Afghan Civilians, U.N. Says

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan recently condemned an American airstrike it said had killed at least 15 civilians. This happened a day after American and Afghan officials said they had targeted a gathering of Islamic State affiliates. The strike was carried out by a drone, and the United States military spokesman said the military was investigating the reports of civilian causalities. Afghan officials insisted on Wednesday night, the day of the attack that the strike took out members of the Islamic State. 18 of the victims that were take out by the drone were Islamic State fighters, including a major commander and judge, while there were 5 civilian causalities.

- Taylor Sikora

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