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U.S. CONFIRMS AFGHAN CASUALTIES RESULTING FROM AIRSTRIKE
Release No: 17-275 July 21, 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan (
July 21, 2017
We can confirm local security personnel aligned with Afghan Government forces were killed in an airstrike in Gereshk District in Helmand Province late this afternoon.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families affected by this unfortunate incident.
During a U.S. supported ANDSF operation, aerial fires resulted in the deaths of the friendly Afghan forces who were gathered in a compound.
We have notified Afghan officials of this incident. An investigation will be conducted to determine the specific circumstances that led to this incident.