Tuesday, October 06, 2015

General Campbell: US strike on hospital a mistake

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said the recent airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz was a mistake. Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee it was a U.S. decision to conduct the strike, which killed at least 22 people.

"On Saturday morning, our forces provided close air support to Afghan forces at their request. To be clear, the decision to provide aerial flyers was a U.S. decision made within the U.S. chain of command.

"A hospital was mistakenly struck. We would never intentionally target a protected medical facility," Campbell said.

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