An internal Defense Department investigation has determined that a 2010 night raid conducted by U.S. special-operations forces in Afghanistan that killed two pregnant women and five other civilians followed the rules of engagement. The troops will face no disciplinary measures, The Intercept reports. Soldiers reportedly dug bullets out of at least one of the dead pregnant women. Two children were shot during the raid. The investigators still concluded that “the amount of force utilized was necessary, proportional, and applied at appropriate time,” though “tactical mistakes” were made.
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