U.S. Defense Department Releases Final Report On Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz, Afghanistan
The Atlantic: The Fallout From the Kunduz Airstrike
“Sixteen U.S. military personnel are being disciplined for the errors that led to the U.S. bombing of a civilian hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October, the Defense Department announced Friday. … The hospital in Kunduz was run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian group. In the aftermath of the October 3 bombing that killed 42 people, MSF called for a never-before-used mechanism of the Geneva Conventions to investigate the strike, and General John Campbell, the most senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan, acknowledged the ‘hospital was mistakenly struck’…” (Calamur, 4/29).
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