Misdirected coalition strike kills 18 partner forces in Syria

Misdirected coalition strike kills 18 partner forces in SyriaA coalition air strike accidentally killed 18 members of a US-backed Arab-Kurdish alliance fighting the Islamic State group near a key town in northern Syria, the US-led coalition said Thursday. “The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS fighting position,” a coalition statement read. SDF troops backed by coalition air power and other military assistance have been fighting for control of Tabqa since last month.



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