(LONDON GUARDIAN) The general ultimately responsible for Saturday’s US airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital said Afghan forces attempting to retake Kunduz from the Taliban called in the deadly raid.

John Campbell, speaking at the Pentagon, said he was correcting an initial US statement that said the airstrike was meant to defend US forces under fire.

Campbell, the commander of the 9,800 US troops and residual Nato forces in Afghanistan, did not apologize on Monday for the airstrike – which Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) is calling a war crime – saying that he would have a preliminary report from US military investigators “in the next couple of days”.

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