Relatives of Afghan family killed by US drone strike want compensation and resettlement in US
Sep 19, 2021 2 mins, 46 secs

Relatives of the Afghan family killed by the US drone strike that took the lives of an innocent aid worker and nine other people, including seven children, say they want compensation, and resettlement in the US or another safe country. .

Relatives of the Afghan family killed by the US drone strike that took the lives of an innocent aid worker and seven children want compensation and resettlement in the US or another safe country.

Zemari Ahmadi (pictured), 43, was an aid worker who was his family's sole supporter before he was killed in the US drone strike, which also took the lives of seven children and two adult family members.

Family members said before the August 29 drone strike Ahmadi and his brother had applications processing for special visas to enter the U.S.

The fatal blast heightened the surviving family's urgency to leave, according to The Post and Ajmal Ahmadi, another brother, said his family is 'worried' and 'feels under threat because we are so exposed to the public by the media'. .

The Ahmadis also said the Americans responsible for the tragic mistake - the commander who oversaw the strike, the drone operator or anyone else who had visuals on the ground - need to be taken to court.  .

Emal said: 'The US government must punish those who launched the drone strike. They knew and saw there were children on the ground.

In the wake of a suicide attack that killed 13 US troops at the Kabul airport who cannot be brought back, US officials had intelligence that such a vehicle was involved in planning another attack, Marine Gen Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, said at a briefing on Friday afternoon.

A detailed timeline released by the Pentagon on Friday showed that on the morning of August 29, Ahmadi left the compound near the Kabul airport where he lived with his children, two brothers and nieces and nephews.  .

PICTURED: The 10 victims mistakenly killed by a US drone strike which was targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan.

Killed were Ahmadi and three of his children, Zamir, 20, Faisal, 16, and Farzad, 10; Ahmadi's cousin Naser, 30; three of Ahmadi's nephews, Arwin, seven, Benyamin, six, and Hayat, two; and two three-year-old girls, Malika and Somaya

'The strike was a tragic mistake,' McKenzie said

Emal Ahmadi shows a photo of his family member who was killed during a US drone strike on their home

Ramal Ahmadi (center) was supported by family members at the mass funeral of the 10 victims killed in the drone strike

'I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike,' McKenzie said

For days after the August 29 strike, Pentagon officials asserted that it had been conducted correctly, despite immediate reports from the ground that as many as seven children had been killed

'This was a righteous strike,' said Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark A Milley, claiming that Ahmadi was an 'ISIS facilitator'

'This was a righteous strike,' said Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark A Milley, insisting that Ahmadi was an 'ISIS facilitator'. 

But he failed to mention the high civilian casualty rate from the August 29 drone strike, and he failed to mention that children had been killed. 

9.35am: Ahmadi and two co-workers arrive at the offices of US-based aid group Nutrition and Education International. 

4.53pm: A Hellfire missile kills him and nine family members, including seven children


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