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U.S. Military attacking a MSF Hospital in Kunduz

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U.S. Military did an airstrike on a MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors without borders) hospital in Kundur, Afghanistan. This was with consequence, because MSF calls for a violation of the Geneva convention from the United States.

The General John Campbell says it is effectively an U.S.-made decision in the U.S. chain of command and they would never intentionally target a protected medical facility and this attack to the hospital was mistake. The attack was done under an hour of fire.

Abdullah Guard, commander of Afghan special forces in Kunduz said that the soldiers on ground was under heavy fire in a area near the hospital, fighting a 500-mens Taliban force.

Source:
General: US Must Take Blame for Hospital Strike, Alter Afghan Drawdown | Military.com
 

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I don't understand why the US military would launch an airstrike in a hospital facility. Was that hospital under the aegies of the Taliban or is Taliban controlling that hospital? Whatever the case may be, that attack is uncalled for. And that statement of Gen. John Campbell is vague to me when he admitted that it was a mistake. Yes, an attack of 1 hour that turns out to be a mistake. How much is the damage and the casualty?
 

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The biggest impact from this will be the propaganda the USAF receives from this. The West and the East need to be winning the hearts and minds of those people within that region in the hopes of defeating the various terrorist groups and this will not help their cause one little bit.
 
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