It's thought the birds were exhibiting territorial defensive behavior due to it being nesting season.
U.S. General Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of the General Command, on Friday said the deadly attack was a "mistake."
U.S. officials initially claimed the August 29 strike took out an ISIS militant, but it has been revealed that it killed 10 civilians, including seven children.
"The U.S. has accused us. They haven't cleared our name and they won't even talk to us, and now the suspicion is on us," the man's brother said.
The U.S. military said the strike killed ISIS-K terrorists, but reporting has said that it killed 10 civilians, including seven children.
"They have to give us answers. Is our blood so worthless, we don't even get an explanation?" asked Ramal Ahmadi, a surviving family member.
"We would be deeply saddened by any potential loss of innocent life," U.S. Navy Captain Bill Urban said in a statement.
"The legal question of Mr. Hale's guilt is settled, but the moral question remains open," Omar wrote. "I strongly believe that a full pardon, or at least a commutation of his sentence, is warranted."
The drone's form was inspired by the anatomy of insects and birds, and it can swivel its head to capture photos and videos.
Those civilian fatalities were reported in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria. The Pentagon said most of the civilian casualties were in Afghanistan, where 20 civilians were killed. However, non-governmental monitoring groups claim the reported number is below the actual total.
Drones don't discriminate between adults and children, or between enemies and allies.
The U.S. armed drone program often relies on imprecise intelligence to take strikes far from traditional battlefields.
The leading drone powers—Washington and Beijing—should be watching Azerbaijan and Armenia and learning about how drone swarms and loitering munitions work best.
Escalating drone strikes in Somalia have been enabled by a Cold War-style military procurement program and preferred private contractors.
Esmail Ghaani promised that Iran would "continue" down the path of Soleimani following the U.S. assassination of the Quds Force leader last Friday.
Benjamin Netanyahu said Trump acted "swiftly" and "forcefully" in his decision to assassinate Soleimani.
After the attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday, it is likely U.S. consumers will see a 10 to 25 cent increase per gallon for gas as early as Tuesday.
The request comes as the Pentagon continues to investigate an ambush on October 4 that killed four U.S. special forces soldiers.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who confirms Pakistan didn't have advance warning of strike, calls operation a 'violation of Pakistan's sovereignty.'
Abu Firas is believed to have died along with his son in Syria's Idlib province.
Former Iraqi officer was responsible for attack that killed Marine staff sergeant, U.S. says
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman star in new drone-centric film.