True Identity of Man Killed in Kabul Drone Strike Revealed to Be Aid Worker Who Worked for U.S. Org, Had No Ties to ISIS, NYT Reports

An explosive report reveals the identity of a man killed by the U.S. military in a drone strike under the Biden administration’s orders.

The Biden administration claimed the target would neutralize an ISIS threat.

Instead, the man was actually an aid worker who worked for a U.S. organization. The man had applied for refugee resettlement in the U.S.

The driver has been identified as 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi.

Ahmadi is a longtime worker for a U.S. aid group.

The U.S. military has conceded that the drone strike might have killed three civilians, but the investigate reports shows that 10 were killed, including seven children.

The drone strike occurred in a dense residential block.

The investigative report is the result of an exhaustive review of video footage from that day as well as interviews with individuals on the ground in Afghanistan. The Daily Wire’s report is corroborated by several other sources.

The report “raised serious doubts about the Biden administration’s version of events,” Daily Wire notes.

The Biden administration claimed there were explosives were present in the vehicle, the driver had a connection to ISIS, and that there was a second explosion after the missile struck the car.

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An analysis of video feeds shows Mr. Ahmadi and a colleague loading canisters of water into his trunk to bring home to his family. The U.S. military presumably believed these were explosives.

Interviews with family members, co-workers and witnesses, reveals that Ahmadi’s travels that day involved transporting colleagues to and from work.

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Ahmadi, 43, worked for Nutrition and Education International (NEI), a U.S.-based organization. The morning of the day that he was killed he left for work in his white Toyota Corolla, at which time the U.S. started surveilling a white sedan because it allegedly had left a location thought to be an ISIS safe house.

“It is unclear if officials were referring to one of the three stops that Mr. Ahmadi made to pick up two passengers and the laptop on his way to work: The latter location, the home of N.E.I.’s country director, was close to where a rocket attack claimed by ISIS would be launched against the airport the following morning, from an improvised launcher concealed inside the trunk of a Toyota Corolla, a model similar to Mr. Ahmadi’s vehicle,” the report said. “Throughout the day, an MQ-9 Reaper drone continued to track Mr. Ahmadi’s vehicle as it drove around Kabul, and U.S. officials claimed they intercepted communications between the sedan and the alleged ISIS safe house, instructing it to make several stops. But the people who rode with Mr. Ahmadi that day said that what the military interpreted as a series of suspicious moves was simply a normal day at work”…

“Although the target was now inside a densely populated residential area, the drone operator quickly scanned and saw only a single adult male greeting the vehicle, and therefore assessed with ‘reasonable certainty’ that no women, children or noncombatants would be killed, U.S. officials said,” the report said. “But according to his relatives, as Mr. Ahmadi pulled into his courtyard, several of his children and his brothers’ children came out, excited to see him, and sat in the car as he backed it inside.”

“Since the strike, U.S. military officials justified their actions by citing an even larger blast that took place afterward,” the report noted. “But an examination of the scene of the strike, conducted by the visual investigations team and a reporter the morning afterward, and followed up with a second visit four days later, found no evidence of a second, more powerful explosion. Experts who examined photos and videos pointed out that, although there was clear evidence of a missile strike and subsequent vehicle fire, there were no collapsed or blown-out walls, no destroyed vegetation, and only one dent in the entrance gate, indicating a single shock wave.”