At least 20 Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters killed in mistaken airstrike - police



At least 20 Sunni tribal fighters were killed in a airstrike south of Mosul in the early hours of Wednesday when they were mistaken for Islamic State militants, Iraqi police said.
Whether the aircraft that carried out the attack belonged to the Iraqi air force or the U.S.-led coalition could not be determined.
A spokesman for the coalition in Baghdad couldn't confirm if it had planes in the air at the time of the attack, around 1 a.m. (2200 GMT Tuesday), near Qayyara, according to a local police and a tribal leader.
Qayyara is located 60 kilometres (about 40 miles) south of Mosul, Islamic... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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