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    30 Iraqi soldiers belonging to the Iraqi 55th Brigade have reportedly been killed in a US air strike near Anbar

    “30 Iraqi servicemen from the 55th brigade of the Iraqi Army have been killed and 20 injured after an airstrike carried out by US aviation in the town of Al-Naimiya, Fallujah province ,” Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, said in a statement cited by Sputnik. Al-Zamili said he called upon the Iraqi Prime Minister “to carry out an immediate investigation into the airstrike on the 55th brigade that earlier achieved success in battling” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants.
    https://www.rt.com/news/326420-iraq-us-air-strike/

    The Iraqi PM, Haider al-Abadi, has ordered an immediate investigation.
    https://twitter.com/IraqLiveUpdate/s...34148179025920

    EDIT: Some sources report 30 killed and 20 injured, others 20 killed and 30 injured.


  • #2
    Sucks to be them.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      The Iraqi PM is under Iranian pressure to curtail US activity and this event may play into that.
      Ne Obliviscaris, Sans Peur

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      • #4
        All we can do is pay the soldier's families for our mistake. We can also kick some butt in the line of command that authorized the mission.

        Pruitt
        Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

        Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

        by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
          All we can do is pay the soldier's families for our mistake. We can also kick some butt in the line of command that authorized the mission.

          Pruitt
          Screw that. There were no allies in that brigade.
          ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

          BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

          BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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          • #6
            The U.S. and its allies have been using smart bombs against ISIS targets, and won’t attack them unless it believes there is a low chance of civilian casualties. That’s kept the number of bombing missions low, Otto added.

            The U.S. and its allies have been attacking ISIS targets that “are the most precise in the history of warfare,” Army Colonel Steve Warren said Thursday from Baghdad, where he is a spokesman for the anti-ISIS campaign. “The amount of care that we have taken to preserve civilian life, to preserve civilian infrastructure, is unprecedented.”

            ...

            Russia’s munitions lag so far behind those of Western militaries because the Soviet Union fell apart at the same time as smart-bomb technologies were taking off. Since the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian military has invested relatively few rubles in improving the accuracy of their air-delivered weapons, Pentagon officials say.
            http://time.com/4059442/russia-bombi...ia-isis-assad/

            Unprecedented, Carl!

            www.histours.ru

            Siege of Leningrad battlefield tour

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            • #7
              1. Bombing MSF hospitals - check.

              2. Bombing weddings - check.

              3. Bombing excavators - check.

              4. Bombing Iraqi military - check.

              Looks like US can bomb pretty much anything apart the islamists.
              There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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              • #8
                One can always ask for the USA to completely withdraw from the Middle East: Obama is all for that.

                I would be very curious to see how is everybody else then managing to handle the Daesh...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Walkyre View Post
                  One can always ask for the USA to completely withdraw from the Middle East: Obama is all for that.
                  ...
                  So am I.

                  And this is just another example of what happens when you let Afgans or Iraqis provide targeting data for US Aircraft; they get sloppy and blame America for their dumb mistakes.
                  Can't these guys learn to fly their own damn planes?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
                    So am I.

                    And this is just another example of what happens when you let Afgans or Iraqis provide targeting data for US Aircraft; they get sloppy and blame America for their dumb mistakes.
                    Can't these guys learn to fly their own damn planes?
                    I'm all for pulling out of Afghan, Iraq, and Syria.

                    We have no friends there, and we've done as much damage to terror organizations as is practical.

                    Let them kill each other to their hearts content, and then try to put the pieces of third-rate nations back together afterwards.
                    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
                      So am I.

                      And this is just another example of what happens when you let Afgans or Iraqis provide targeting data for US Aircraft; they get sloppy and blame America for their dumb mistakes.
                      Can't these guys learn to fly their own damn planes?
                      Right now, half Iraq is too busy learning to navigate: that's why so many of 'non-sectarian pilgrims to Sayyida Zaynab' from Hezbollah/Iraq suddenly find themselves in Aleppo, where they're taught to kill Sunnis (with English sub-titles).

                      ...and then, imperialist neo-cons like me make themselves laughable stressing that Aleppo is the biggest city of Syria...

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                      • #12
                        Nothing special : some people never heard of friendly fire .

                        And why should the pelgrims not learn how to kill Sunni,after all the atrocities of the Sunni criminals of ISIS .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                          I'm all for pulling out of Afghan, Iraq, and Syria.

                          We have no friends there, and we've done as much damage to terror organizations as is practical.

                          Let them kill each other to their hearts content, and then try to put the pieces of third-rate nations back together afterwards.
                          No : you can't ignore ISIS,because ISIS will not ignore you ;ISIS did not ignore the inhabitants of San Bernardino.And ISIS will not ignore the inhabitants of other US cities .

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ljadw View Post
                            No : you can't ignore ISIS,because ISIS will not ignore you ;ISIS did not ignore the inhabitants of San Bernardino.And ISIS will not ignore the inhabitants of other US cities .
                            Something says me that without USA there is bigger chances to destroy ISIS than with their "help".
                            There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ljadw View Post
                              No : you can't ignore ISIS,because ISIS will not ignore you ;ISIS did not ignore the inhabitants of San Bernardino.And ISIS will not ignore the inhabitants of other US cities .
                              All the bombing didn't impact San B.

                              More bombing would not impact San B.

                              But if we wait until the US gets pissed off to 9/11 standards, we can go in and take care of business without a lot of hand-wringing over spilled milk. A favorable political climate, in other words.
                              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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