US-led airstrike kills 18 ‘friendly fighters’ in Syria mistaking them for ISIS fanatics after the victims gave allied forces the ‘wrong coordinates’

The US-led coalition has killed 18 ‘friendly fighters’ in Syria after mistaking them for ISIS fanatics, it has emerged.

An airstrike accidentally targeted a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) unit which was battling the terror group south of Tabqa, which is near the strategically important Euphrates River.

It is not clear which air force was behind the April 11 strike, which hit advancing allied fighters not far from the Tabqa dam and military airport close to the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.

It is understood the victims were killed after giving the wrong coordinates to the US.

  • Brett_McS

    You put the coordinates in for the target, not your own coordinates. I cannot emphasise this enough, people.

  • canminuteman

    Since they seem to be bombing every side, It must be hard to keep track of who is the target on any given day.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    I remember back during the fight against the Taliban and Al-qaeda that the US was
    giving radios and Laser designator’s to “Friendly” Afghan forces who then used them to call in strikes on rival clans and personal enemies homes and wedding parties.

    When will they ever learn.

  • Blacksmith

    They were pisslamist right? So win, win eh?

    • andycanuck

      White feminists hate black women!

      Oops. Wrong thread. 🙂