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White House spokesperson highlights civilian casualties from US airstrikes in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The White House National Security Council spokesperson referred to U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan and Iraq to explain what Israel is doing in Gaza. These airstrikes, according to him, led to “tragic” civilian casualties.

American media, citing John Kirby, the White House National Security Council spokesperson, reported that he likened Israel’s deadly airstrike on a refugee camp in the city of Rafah to U.S. aerial bombings in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mr. Kirby clarified that “We (the U.S.) have conducted airstrikes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, which tragically resulted in civilian casualties.”

He also mentioned one of the U.S. attacks in Afghanistan where members of a family, including children, were killed, adding, “We made amends for that. We learned from it and implemented procedures to prevent it from happening again. This is what our expectations would be regarding Israel’s operations in Gaza.”

One of the deadliest U.S. airstrikes occurred around noon on Sunday, August 29, 2021. In this attack, nine members of a family near Kabul Airport were targeted and killed.

The White House National Security Council spokesperson also noted that Washington is closely monitoring Israel’s attacks against Palestinians. He added that Israel’s recent attack on the refugee camp in Rafah did not constitute a widespread ground operation and therefore did not cross the U.S. red lines.

Since October 7, 2023, over 35,000 Palestinians have been killed, over 80,000 people have been injured, most of them children and women, and over a million displaced from Gaza by Israeli attacks.

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