Sunday, July 26, 2015

U.S. Friendly Fire Incident Kills ANA Soldiers

At least seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and others wounded in a friendly-fire incident in Logar province on Monday, July 20th. It appears from initial reports that a U.S. helicopter attacked an ANA checkpoint after receiving surface to air gunfire. USFOR-A is conducting an investigation into the incident involving an Apache helicopter. Resolute Support HQs issued a short statement offering condolences to the ANSF (RS Press Release, Jul 20, 2015). The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) says the helicopters came under insurgent fire. How the helicopters then attacked the ANA position is unknown. Read more in "U.S. copters blow up Afghan army outpost", CBS News, July 20, 2015. (Photo: SGT Richard Jones, DVIDS, May 14).

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