The families of the victims considered the apologies "insufficient".

The families of the victims considered the apologies “insufficient”.

Relatives of innocent Afghan civilians were ‘mistakenly’ killed in a US drone strike at the end of August in Kabul On Saturday, he considered the apology offered by Washington in an interview with Agence France-Presse “insufficient.”

In response to a question by AFP, Farshad Heydari, the nephew of Esmrai Ahmadi, said, “It is not enough.” “They should come here and apologize to us in front of us.”

Farshad Haidari, whose brother Nasir and his younger cousins ​​were murdered successHe claimed that the United States had no direct contact with the family.

“They should come and make up,” said the 22-year-old, who was interviewed at the family home in Kwaja Burga, a neighborhood in northwest Kabul where the car destroyed by the US drone was parked at the time of the facts.

On August 29, the United States destroyed this vehicle, claiming it was “laden with explosives,” and allegedly thwarted an attempted attack by the local branch of the Islamic State, ISIS.

The next day, the family of the driver, Esmrai Ahmadi, reported that he was working for an NGO and that ten people, including up to seven children, were killed.

On Friday, the US military retracted its position and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin offered his “sincere condolences” and “apologies” for the fatal mistake.

The brother of the wrongly killed employee, Aimal Ahmadi, whose three-year-old daughter Malika died inattacksAnd Agence France-Presse estimated that this was not enough.

“Today is good news for us that the United States has officially admitted to attacking innocent civilians,” he said. “Our innocence has been proven,” but now we “demand justice” and “we want compensation.”

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On Friday, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the head of the US Army’s Central Command, indicated that the administration was considering paying compensation to the families of civilians who were killed, without giving further details.

As for Esmrai Ahmadi’s nephew, those responsible for the strike must also be “arrested and prosecuted.”

Farshad Haidari also noted that many of the victims were or were working at the time of the facts with the United States.

Nasser worked with the Americans for about 10 years. My uncle also worked with international organizations, he said, adding that everyone received documents to be evacuated from the country after the Taliban took control in mid-August.

He said everyone hoped he could get to the US very quickly – before he was killed on August 29.

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