The last plane carrying US forces has left Afghanistan, capping a 20-year war that left nearly 2,500 Americans dead. The Biden administration has spent weeks scrambling to evacuate Americans and Afghans who provided the U.S. Support by an Aug. 31 deadline after the Taliban quickly gained control of Kabul. The withdrawal also comes in the aftermath of a bombing by ISIS-K that killed 13 U.S. Service members on Aug. 26. Source 9f.
Its the kind of end no one expected. What is worst is what will become of Afghanistan now. I have the feeling we will be 'back' there soon maybe not as ground forces but hitting targets.
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A drone strike in Kabul last month killed 10 civilians, not Islamic State extremists as the Pentagon first reported. Ten civilians and no terrorists were killed in Kabul by a drone strike that the Pentagon had hailed initially as "Righteous," the Pentagon announced Friday. "It was a mistake," Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, chief of U.S. Central Command, said. The strike occurred on Aug. 29 near the airport during the final, chaotic days of the U.S. Evacuation of civilians and military retreat from Afghanistan. Source 5g.
That's not just a mistake but its a big mistake and it only will now make the Biden administration look worst than ever. At the very least I hope they compensate the family of the victims.
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