The refusal by Doctors Without Borders to admit that the Taliban were using the hospital and immediate area as a command post, or staging area/pillbox for engaging in hostilities, says more about DWB than about U.S. forces listening to Afghan soldiers on the ground who ordered the hit.
Afghan forces called for air strike in Kunduz: U.S. general
Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.
U.S. Army General John Campbell fell short of squarely acknowledging U.S. responsibility for an air strike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital run by aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Saturday.
MSF reiterated its call for an independent investigation into the incident, though the White House said on Monday it was confident ongoing probes by the U.S. military, NATO, and Afghan security officials would provide a full account of the circumstances surrounding the strike.
Campbell said U.S. forces were not under direct fire in the incident and the air strike had not been called on their behalf, contrary to previous statements from the U.S. military.
H/T: Nikorama @ Weasel Zippers