The Pentagon said that two U.S. soldiers died in Iraq due to fire its own artillery

The Ministry of defense confirmed that two soldiers of the American army was killed in Iraq, shelling by own artillery, according to Reuters.

As stated by Pentagon spokesman Robert manning, «artillery was returning fire to mortar shelling from Islamic state. According to him, «at this point, and an error has occurred».

The Ministry of defense did not specify what caused the error.

13 August, two American soldiers were killed and five injured in the fighting in Northern Iraq, reported the Ministry of defense. The Agency noted that the deaths occurred not because of clashes with militants.

The same day militants of the «Islamic state» declared that made the attack on U.S. troops in Northern Iraq. According to terrorists, they hit the military, which were to the East of the militant-controlled city of tall afar, from the system of volley fire «Grad».




The Pentagon said that two U.S. soldiers died in Iraq due to fire its own artillery 15.08.2017

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