Tuesday, September 30, 2014

American-Led Coalition Nearly Bombed U.S. Allies In Syria

Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed In Syrian Airstrikes -- Josh Rogin, Daily Beast

The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs.

Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria.

Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been no coordination between the U.S. military and its alleged partners on the ground, according to FSA leaders, civilian opposition leaders, and intelligence sources who have been briefed on the U.S. and allied military operation. It’s this lack of communication that led to an airstrike that hit only 200 meters from an FSA facility in the suburbs of Idlib. One source briefed on the incident said multiple FSA fighters were killed in the attack.

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Update: U.S. Airstrikes Said to Have Nearly Hit American Allies in Syria -- The Wire

My Comment: Oooppssss ....

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sooner or later without Forward Air Controller (FAC) we will hit FSA (friendlies).

If we put FAC on the ground, then we have boots on the ground.

Obama can't have it both ways.

With FAC on the ground ISIS or Al Nusrah will try to grab them. The FSA has not prevented Al Nusrah/ISIS from raiding their warehouses. how would they stop an ISIS snatch and grab?