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How US killed civilians while targeting ISIS-K

Once in a while, a piece of raw earth observation data gets into news reports and newspaper articles.

Remco Takken September 9, 2021
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Take USA TODAY. This American newspaper was able to identify the location in Afghanistan of a vehicle containing rockets using satellite imagery and analysis provided by WGIC Member Maxar Technologies.

A civilian vehicle was used as an improvised rocket launching platform—videos of the car engulfed in flames also circulated on social media platforms. One rocket appears to have impacted a nearby high-rise building.

usatoday.com