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Ooops!.. US led Coalition strike mistakenly kills 18 US-backed fighters in Syria

An airstrike by the US-led coalition kills 18 allied fighters battling IS after wrong coordinates were given, says the Pentagon.

Eighteen American-backed fighters have mistakenly been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Syria.

Those who died south of the city of Tabqa on Tuesday were members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said the Pentagon.

The SDF is an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic State.

The US said its "partnered forces" had requested an airstrike after identifying what they said was an IS "fighting position".

http://news.sky.com/story/coalition-strike-mistakenly-kills-18-us-backed-fighters-in-syria-10835628


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