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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.

WGIC Secretariat September 9, 2021

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.