Man killed by US drone strike in Kabul may have been aid worker targeted in error

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A man who a. was killed by we drone in Accept He may have been targeted as a result of faulty intelligence, and he may not have been carrying the bomb, as the Pentagon alleged, according to a thorough visual investigation of the strike.

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US officials initially said that before the attack on August 29, a drone followed the car, which was carrying explosives and posing a threat to US forces at Kabul airport.

but the new York Times An analysis of video footage and interviews at the site of the drone attack showed that the vehicle may not have had a bomb, it was reported on Friday.

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The paper also reported that it suspected the driver of the car had any links to Isis-K and if a second explosion occurred after the drone missile hit the vehicle, as suggested by the US military.

Military officials said they did not know the identity of the driver of the vehicle when the missile was fired. But he thought he was suspicious because of what he did during that day. Officials said he could have gone to Isis-K’s home safely. He loaded something into the car which officials thought could be explosive.

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According to the new York TimesThe driver’s family said Zamari Ahmadi worked for a US aid group and had no affiliation with any terrorist group.

Using CCTV footage from multiple locations, the newspaper suggested that his activities that day included the movement of colleagues to and from the workplace. Video footage that the US military could rely on shows Mr Ahmadi and an aide pouring containers of water into the vehicle.

The US military has said that three civilians could have been killed, but the new York Times There are suggestions that this number could have been as high as ten, including seven children.

Amal Ahmadi shows a photo of his family member, who was killed during a US drone strike on his home last Sunday, at his home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, September 2, 2021

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Amal Ahmadi shows a photo of his family member, who was killed during a US drone strike on his home last Sunday, at his home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, September 2, 2021

Mr Ahmadi, 43, an electrical engineer, had worked for Nutrition and Education International since 2006. based in a support group california.

Reportedly, Mr. Ahmadi received a call from his boss at around 8.45 a.m. on August 29, asking him to pick up his laptop.

“I asked her if she was still at home, and she said yes,” the country director told the new York Times At the group’s office in Kabul. Mr Ahmadi’s colleagues asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal for working for an organization with American connections.

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Relatives said Mr Ahmadi left for work around 9 a.m. on the morning of the strike in a white Toyota Corolla from 1996. The vehicle was owned by NEI. Mr Ahmadi lived in a house a few kilometers west of Kabul airport with his three brothers and their families.

According to many timesUS officials said it was at this time that the white sedan first came under their purview as the vehicle left a compound seen as an alleged ISIS safehouse located about five kilometers northwest of Kabul airport. It is unclear whether the US officials were speaking about one of the three stops he made on the way to his workplace – picking up two passengers and his boss’s laptop.

The home of NEI’s country director, close to the site where a rocket attack ISIS said they were behind, would be launched toward the airport the next morning. The rocket was launched from the trunk of a Toyota Corolla, the same model as that of Mr. Ahmadi’s vehicle.

country director told many times In his house that his family had been living in the house for 40 years.

“We have nothing to do with terrorism or ISIS,” he told the newspaper. “We love America. We want to go there,” the country’s director, who has a case for American resettlement, said.

Drones tracked Mr Ahmadi’s car during the day, and US officials have said they picked up communications between the car and an alleged ISIS safe house and the driver was instructed to stop several times.

But commuters say it was just a regular weekday. After the breakfast pit stop, the trio reached the NEI office. Surveillance footage shows them arriving at around 9.35am.

Mr Ahmadi later escorted the co-workers to the police station he had captured Taliban. They say they went to the station to ask permission to give food to refugees in a park.

Mr Ahmadi and the three people in the vehicle returned to the office around 2 pm.

Surveillance footage shows Mr Ahmadi leaving the building with a water hose about 30 minutes later, filling some water containers with the help of a guard. Colleagues say he was bringing water home from the office because water delivery had stopped when the Afghan government fell.

“I filled the containers myself, and helped to load them into the trunk,” the guard explained. many times. The guard and a co-worker steered the vehicle into the driveway at 3.38 p.m. Surveillance footage was soon exhausted as the office turned off its generator at the end of the workday. Mr. Ahmadi went home with…

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Afghanistan

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