Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on February 11th, 2007 3:29 pm by HL
Eight Iraqi soldiers have been killed and six wounded in a US helicopter strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, local officials have said.
The officials described Friday’s incident as an act of “friendly fire”, which hit an Iraqi army position in the east of the city.
The US military said five men were killed, and said the intended target had been a suspected al-Qaeda cell.
It expressed its “deepest sympathies” to the families of the dead.