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Biden Admin. Backspins Boast that It Killed Al-Qaeda Figure in Airstrike

'We are no longer confident we killed a senior AQ official... ' 

(Abdul–Rahman Oladimeji Bello, Headline USA) Biden administration officials who boasted about killing an al Qaeda leader weeks ago are now revoking those claims as the media discovers more details about the slain man.

The slain man’s family and acquaintances noted that the former bricklayer, a father of 10, had no ties to any terrorist group whatsoever, the Daily Wire reported.

They revealed that he was only tending to his sheep when unfortunately hit by a Hellfire missile in Syria. 

Shortly after the strike, Biden officials had claimed to have killed a senior  al Qaeda leader with the Predator drone. However, they refused to give any other information about the suspect or proof of claim. 

The Washington Post reported that the person killed in the strike was 56-year-old Lotfi Hassan Misto. 

Following this revelation, a U.S. official told the Post, “We are no longer confident we killed a senior AQ official.” 

Despite the testimony from the slain man’s family, another U.S. official insisted, “Though we believe the strike did not kill the original target, we believe the person to be al-Qaeda.”

Michael Lawhorn, a spokesperson for Central Command, said, “Centcom takes all such allegations seriously and is investigating to determine whether or not the action may have unintentionally resulted in harm to civilians.”

Daily Wire’s report recalled that this incident is similar to Biden’s claim in August 2021 during the deadly and disastrous pullout from Afghanistan

At the time, the administration claimed to have  “conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad Karzai International Airport.”

Confident, the administration added that “significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material.”

However, the administration confessed to having made a disastrous mistake that killed 10 civilians, seven children included.

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