Former President Donald Trump Issued a statement condemning the president. Joe Biden When the military admitted that it had killed 10 Afghans in a drone strike in late August. However, US-led airstrikes in Afghanistan during the Trump administration led to a 330% increase in civilian casualties.
Of Pentagon Earlier, it was claimed that a drone strike in Kabul on August 29 had targeted a militant affiliated with the extremist group ISIS. Following widespread media reports that the strike actually killed 10 civilians, including seven children – US Central Command Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie Admitted that It was a “tragic mistake” on Friday.
“It’s a shame that so many people have been killed because of our incompetent generals. The Biden administration wanted to show that they were tough people after they surrendered.” Taliban, Which left many soldiers wounded or dead and left behind the Americans and the best military equipment in the world. Our country has never been so embarrassed or humiliated. ” Trump said in a statement. Posted on Twitter Her spokeswoman Liz Harrington said
While politicians in the political arena have been critical of the military’s failure and the deaths of 10 Afghan civilians, the number of civilian casualties in the White House under Trump has risen dramatically.
“The number of civilians killed in international airstrikes has risen by almost 30 to 330% compared to 2016, the last full year of the Obama administration until 2019, the current year for which full figures are available. United Nations“One December 2020 report Explained the plan for war expenses at Brown University.
In 2019 alone, more than 700 civilians were killed in air strikes in Afghanistan. The report explained that this was more than any other year since the start of the war in 2001 and 2002.
Although the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan was significantly higher than in Biden under Trump, key allies of the former president have criticized the current president. Some have also demanded that he be held accountable for the deaths of 10 civilians.
“War crimes. # Ampech Biden,” Republican representative from Georgia. Marjorie Taylor Green.Trump’s staunch supporter tweeted on Friday, retweeting a post about civilian deaths.
Former Trump White House Press Secretary Kelly McNee. Tweeted. “The Biden administration is a tragic, tragic mess and a global embarrassment!”
Newsweek Trump’s spokesmen were contacted for comment, but did not immediately respond.