Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person? | Visual Investigations

Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person? | Visual Investigations

The New York Times obtained exclusive security camera footage and witness accounts to show how the U.S. military launched a drone strike that killed 10 people in Kabul on Aug. 29 without knowing who it was hitting.

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49 Comments

  1. jayspeed32 old-school on September 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    If you ask me they did the research, they know the guy was successful and they didn’t want him and his family to come to America and be successful

  2. Muhammed Jamal on September 14, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Biden really F****d up on this one

  3. De Sign on September 14, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Obama’s drone strikes killed thousands of innocent women and children. They blew up entire schools full of children. Nobody cared.

  4. jayspeed32 old-school on September 14, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    And nobody is paying for the innocent murder.

  5. Bry Burd on September 14, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    And people wonder why they hate us everyone would hold a grudge against the people that just dropped bombs on random people and civilians it’s sucks there’s no way to know weather or not we’re helping or not only time will tell

  6. Usman Ayub on September 14, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    And now they want to talk about human rights in afghanistan? US dropped 80k bombs on Afghanis and now wants to carry the human rights banner

  7. Shaheeda Essack on September 14, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    I am not surprised at the lies of the US military.

  8. nodvick on September 14, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    glad ya’ll were able to verify the accurate reporting of the military. You didn’t answer the one important question that lacking the answer to justifies the strike, presumably because you were unable to, and based on your own report here the strike was warranted, and under the adhoc situation that was arising with possibly minutes left until a possible attack (without the power of hindsight, and ability to postmortem acquire things like CCTV recordings) they made the right move. Why? Because the actions and moves of the late aid worker from the perspective of those behind the strike lined up as if read from a textbook as to what to expect from someone leaving the safe house and preparing an attack. You were unable to identify or refute any evidence of that safe house, and neither were they.

  9. Tormund Gaint on September 14, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    The West doesn’t really care about Human rights.

  10. Fact spoken on September 14, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Why dont you do some videos on jhundreds of young Tiibetans self immolating inside Tibet, and show the world what your "good sponsor" CHIiNA is doing to them?
    Why not act like a true media house for once? Why not prove the world that you are no longer adopted brother of Global Times and CGTN?

  11. Dan Miller on September 14, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    That totally incompetent individuals running the military operations… They need to be prosecuted for this… It they hit the wrong individual…

  12. Self Self on September 14, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    "Explosive material"

    I mean….there was gasoline…

  13. Val Zee on September 14, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Once again, our intelligence is very wrong.

  14. James Moreno on September 14, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    The usa is disgusting smh

  15. naturalmystic226 on September 14, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Please share this video on your social media. Everyone should know.

  16. strictly ONtheRecord on September 14, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Americans are stuck and dying in Afghanistan because of our nimrod president and you are writing about drone strikes? not what I would call integrity, Evan Hill you mook.

  17. Ahmed Elalewi on September 14, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    This proves how western countries don’t care about muslims life and rights. And they still talk about women’s rights

  18. aaddvvnnttrr on September 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Snt trust NY times

  19. Mark Taylor on September 14, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Why to go sleepy Joe 😴 he had to try and look hard for the American people and ended up looking like he was asleep on the job like he has been for the last 40+ years where’s all the protest about him killing innocent civilians nevermind Democrats don’t care whenever it’s their own doing The Killing

  20. Lycanthrope on September 14, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I recommend watching "1960s Vietnam War, US Soldier Captured, Color Footage
    "

    It’s heart breaking, a man giving an interview has to admit in cold blood that his wife was murdered when he has done nothing to Americans, this is exactly why America will fade away as a hated nation in history, just go around murdering innocent peoples family’s or entire family’s and destroying countries on your path for profit.

  21. to disgusting for insurance whatever on September 14, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Shooting water into the engine pistons on all cars will seige the engine. What cars of affordability have this capability? In other words shooting air into people’s lives won’t effect them at all. In fact it could be fun to watch them.

  22. Sniper79 YT on September 14, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    In my opinion you guys failed to mention one key point,
    90% of all passenger cars in Afghanistan are Toyota Corollas.
    Just though I’d throw that in there,from satellite footage that is typically grainy and often delayed it would be very easy on the busy streets of Kabul to start tracking a different car than what was the original target vehicle. A very costly and unacceptable mistake in this case. Thank you for the solid, fact based reporting on yet another atrocity during the BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S SURRENDER OF AFGHANISTAN TO A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

  23. Zainab Fatima on September 14, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    So now are we going to sanction the US government for crimes against humanity, specifically innocents?

  24. tpeasetiger on September 14, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Now this is actual real journalism. Thank you! Please produce more stories that are this thoroughly investigated!

  25. Marlon Riley on September 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    The far Right are children of the same foul spirits!

  26. Scott on September 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Short answer: yes, lots and lots of innocent people slaughtered by USA

  27. John Doe88 on September 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Americans..

  28. Freedom on September 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    This horrific murder is Biden “wag the dog” momentum. Very sad times for our nation.

  29. UTILE ALL on September 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    It’s a one-day report. Make a 20-year report, look at the joint forces of America killing countless innocent people. America talks a lot about human rights, but America does not accept these. America is a liar and a deceiver. The big devil is the United Nations, the United Nations does not criticize America for any wrongdoing.

  30. Papwithanhatchet on September 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    And now there’s at least 20 more people who have been radicalized against the US because of this innocent man’s assassination. Great job, dummies.

  31. Trésor Irumva on September 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    It seems as though we need to put our journalists soon on diplomatic military matters.

  32. John Doe88 on September 14, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    American cowboys..

  33. Z XYLIA on September 14, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    America is disgusting. American government is worse than any terrorist group on the planet

  34. Pr3tty Brown Twiin on September 14, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    😢 I’m sorry.

  35. mick pratt on September 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    United States.. Creating terrorists one drone strike at a time. Wasnt there an errant strike that killed 30 Afghani farmers?

  36. Shaheeda Essack on September 15, 2021 at 12:01 am

    SHAME ON YOU AMERICA. THIS IS GOOD JOURNALISM.

  37. Dan Miller on September 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    They need to hire forensic experts to come it and investigation that… This could be prosecutable…

  38. Evan Hill on September 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Hi, I’m Evan, one of the producers on this story. Our latest Visual Investigation looks at a deadly U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 members of an Afghan family. We used witness interviews, expert analysis and exclusive security camera video to piece together the last hours in the life of 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi, an aid worker for an American NGO driving a car targeted by the U.S. military. Fearing an imminent attack on the Kabul airport, the military appears to have interpreted every act by Ahmadi and his colleagues on Aug. 29 as a threat, from loading containers full of water into his car to carrying laptop bags. Contrary to the Pentagon’s story, we found that it was unlikely his car contained a large amount explosives, and that the military had attacked without knowing anything about Ahmadi or where he lived. I’ll try to answer any questions you have about the investigation below. Thank you for watching.

  39. 阴道美国人 on September 15, 2021 at 12:03 am

    American intelligence are so intelligent they get it wrong Everytime 😂😂😂 I swear

  40. Jawless on September 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Almost certainly but I think that was the point.

  41. Tomi Hiswaraputra on September 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    stupid US drone

  42. Blues Studio on September 15, 2021 at 12:12 am

    America is a dying empire, from a failed foreign policy, economic meltdown, natural disasters, and a decaying social culture. Poor Americans, they are good people in there.. Sooner or later, America won’t be great anymore.

  43. SadBoyy69 on September 15, 2021 at 12:12 am

    I mean wth? Nobody in the ground confirmed the target wether it was a go or not? That’s just stupid

  44. Crus Harold on September 15, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Guess US President Biden just continue to f**k up everything huh.

  45. Pakistan TV on September 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    This is just one stike..imagine about thousands of such stikes during twenty years..the reason why ppl here hate america..but coz of media giants they have.they can portray anything to world and we accept that..everywhere common ppl are suffering and politicians are enjoying their lifes using false propaganda against countries groups..

  46. Zach Lusk on September 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    They don’t just watch you for a couple hours and interpret just from that that you’re a terrorist and then they send a Hellfire missile down they probably watched this guy for months they probably had tons of other Intel that obviously you have no access to they have procedure and how they do this s***

  47. Kenny 10 on September 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    We all new when this happened that was no way the U.S had any kind of ground intel to actually know who they murdered. It is so sad that this man and his beautiful family had to be the sacrificial lambs that President Biden and General Milley led to there slaughter. All in the name of trying to show they were in power and to show “look we got revenge for 13 Americans killed”. I hope the New York Times keeps digging and keeps asking these questions to the President and his staff – A formal open hearing needs to be done

  48. Lisa Marking on September 15, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Shame on Biden

  49. Pr3tty Brown Twiin on September 15, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Us lying. How they see everything but those kids. Gtfoh

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