‘A Tragic Mistake’: CENTCOM Commander Apologizes for Bombing That Killed 7 Children

During a press conference in which the Department of Defense confirmed “that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed,” amid drone strike in Kabul, U.S. CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth McKenzie apologized and gave his condolences to those impacted.

The U.S. airstrike was intended to take out a suspected ISIS-K operative, who the United States intelligence believed to pose a threat to American forces and civilian evacuees at the airport.

“I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike,” stated McKenzie.

The general continued to apologize and take accountability for the airstrike, “It was a mistake. I offer my sincere apology,” said McKenzie. “As the
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