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Iraq investigates coalition's 'friendly fire' incident killing officer

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Iraqi Federal Police officers use smoke as concealment as they clear rooms during their final training exercise prior to graduation at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, March 26, 2019. Image: US Army/Spc. Brandon Best
The Joint Operations Command declared forming an investigative committee to disclose the circumstances of a friendly fire incident caused by the US-led anti-ISIS Coalition in Kirkuk.

A strike by the coalition's fighter jets against a security spot in the disputed province of Kirkuk have caused the death of a member of the Iraqi Federal Police and the injury of two others.

“On April 24, one Iraqi Federal Police member was reportedly killed and 2 others were wounded by Coalition Forces supporting Iraqi Security Force counter-ISIS operations near al-Dib, Iraq,” The Jerusalem Post reported quoting a coalition spokesperson on Friday.

“Wounded are in stable condition and receiving medical care. The incident is under investigation,” the spokesperson added.
Last Modified: Saturday، 27 April 2019 12:39 AM
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