Skip to main content

Pentagon defends Kabul drone strike as ‘righteous’

The rules of engagement were followed in the lead-up to a strike that killed 10 people, including children, the top general says.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley (C) arrives at the US Capitol.

The top US general on Wednesday said the military followed proper procedure in conducting a drone strike that killed as many as 10 people in Afghanistan’s capital last Sunday.

The strike targeted what US Central Command said at the time were “multiple suicide bombers” in a car near Kabul International Airport where US and NATO troops were guarding chaotic evacuations from Taliban rule.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.