President Obama Says U.S. is at Fault, Demands Investigation into Deadly Airstrike at Afghan Hospital

President Barack Obama has issued an apology to Doctors Without Borders following a deadly airstrike at one of the organizations hospitals in Afghanistan over the weekend that left twenty-two people dead .

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the president called Doctors Without Borders International Chief Joanne Liu to apologize and express his sincere condolences for the staff and patients who were killed and injured in the bombing at a field hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan over the weekend. 

President Obama also spoke to Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to express his condolences for Afghan civilians who died in the attack. 

Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the President learned enough about the attack Wednesday to acknowledge the U.S. was at fault and felt an apology was necessary. 

President Obama has promised a full and thorough investigation by the Department of Defense.

Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders is accusing the United States of a “war crime” following the deadly attack and is calling for an independent investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact Finding Commission.  

President Obama has not yet responded on whether he supports the independent investigation.  

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