January 27, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
BAGHDAD, Iraq – 20 local Iraqi police have killed by US helicopter friendly fire in mission to arrest an ISIS leader, according to Al-Sura News.
The Iraqi army was transporting the captured leader and Iraqi local police met with the convoy before being fired on by US apache helicopters.
The tragic incident occurred at 2AM when local police joined Iraqi special forces convoy without identifying themselves. US helicopter intervened as and the ISIS leader was high value and unidentified forces appeared suddenly, Al-Sura News explained.
A full investigation is underway to prevent friendly fire in the future.