On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump responded to the chemical terrorist attack that left nearly 100 people dead in Syria by launching an airstrike on a Syrian airbase. Now, Trump has launched another air strike on Syria, but this one didn’t go so well…
Daily Mail reported that the US-led coalition just launched an air strike that killed 18 “friendly fighters” in Syria after mistaking them for ISIS fanatics. The air strike, which occurred on Tuesday, accidentally hit a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) unit which was battling the terror group south of Tabqa, in the province of Deir al-Zor.
“The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS fighting position,” the coalition said in a statement. “The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position.”
“The Coalition’s deepest condolences go out to the members of the SDF and their families,” it added. “The Coalition is assessing the cause of the incident and will implement appropriate safeguards to prevent similar incidents in the future.”
Few other details are available at this time. We will update you further as this story develops.