Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. Air Strike In Syria Accidentally Kills 18 Allied Fighters

New York Times: 18 Syrian Fighters Allied With U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike

WASHINGTON — An airstrike by the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State killed 18 Syrian fighters allied with the United States, the military said on Thursday.

The strike, on Tuesday in Tabqah, Syria, was the third time in a month that American-led airstrikes may have killed civilians or allies, and it comes even as the Pentagon is investigating two previous airstrikes that killed or wounded scores of civilians in a mosque complex in Syria and in a building in the west of Mosul, Iraq.

Tuesday’s strike was requested by coalition allies who were on the ground near Tabqah, the United States Central Command, which oversees combat operations in the Middle East, said in a statement. The fighters had called in the airstrikes and “identified the target location as an ISIS fighting position,” it said, using another name for the Islamic State.

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More News On A U.S. Air Strike In Syria Accidentally Killing 18 Allied Fighters

U.S.-led coalition mistakenly kills 18 militia allies in Syria, says Pentagon -- Reuters
Misdirected US strike killed 18 allied fighters in Syria -- AP
Misdirected coalition strike kills 18 partner forces in Syria -- AFP
U.S. airstrike kills 18 allied Syrian fighters in friendly fire incident -- CBS News
Coalition airstrike in Syria mistakenly kills 18 US-backed fighters -- ABC News
'Misdirected' airstrike killed 18 allied Syrian forces, US military confirms -- FOX News
Misdirected coalition airstrike kills 18 US-allied rebels in Syria -- CNN
U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 18 Anti-Assad Fighters in Syria: Pentagon -- NBC
'Misdirected' Airstrike By U.S.-Led Coalition Kills 18 Allied Fighters In Syria -- NPR
U.S.-led coalition accidentally bombs Syrian allies, killing 18 -- Washington Post
US Coalition Strike Accidentally Kills 18 Kurdish-Led Moderate Rebels in Syria -- Sputnik
US-led coalition airstrike mistakenly killed 18 SDF ally fighters in Syria on April 11 – Pentagon -- RT


Anonymous said...

No big loss

Aizino Smith said...

The bombing in operation Cobra killed hundreds if not a thousand.

This happens.