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U.S. to Compensate Afghan Families over August Drone Strike That Killed 10 Civilians

HeadlineOct 18, 2021

The U.S. has offered to pay compensation to the families of 10 Afghan civilians who were killed in the August drone attack in Kabul during the final days of the U.S. occupation. Seven of the victims were children. The Pentagon initially said the strike averted an imminent threat by the Islamic State, and made other false claims about the attack. The Department of Defense, which did not specify the amount of the co-called condolence payments, also said it would assist family members who wanted to relocate to the U.S.

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