Coalition air strike mistakenly killed 18 Syrian rebels: Pentagon

 13 Apr 2017 - 16:20

Coalition air strike mistakenly killed 18 Syrian rebels: Pentagon
(File photo) City of Tabqa

Reuters

WASHINGTON: An air strike on Tuesday by a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State mistakenly killed 18 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces south of the city of Tabqa, Syria, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

"The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS fighting position," it said in a statement, referring to the Islamic State militant group by an acronym. "The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position."