[R-G] Pentagon admits bombing Red Cross again
bstoller at utopia2000.org
Fri Oct 26 19:10:30 MDT 2001
[Alternative title: Red Cross -- just another terrorist organization.]
AP. 26 October 2001. Pentagon Admits Accidental Bombings.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. warplanes mistakenly bombed Red Cross warehouses and
a nearby residential area in Kabul for the second time in a month, the
Pentagon acknowledged Friday.
In separate raids late Thursday and early Friday, F/A-18 jets dropped
two one-ton bombs on the Red Cross warehouse complex, the Defense
Department said in a statement.
Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers each dropped three one-ton bombs on the
same complex, which was mistaken for a Taliban military warehouse.
During Thursday night's attack, an F/A-18 tried to hit the warehouse
complex with a 500-pound bomb that landed in a residential area about
700 feet away, the Pentagon said. That bomb's guidance system may have
malfunctioned, the statement said.
The Defense Department said that "preliminary indications are that the
warehouses were struck due to a human error in the targeting process."
The Red Cross reported that no one was injured in the latest mistaken
bombing, the Pentagon said.
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