June 12, 2007 |
U.S. forces mistakenly killed seven Afghan police and wounded four in an apparent friendly fire incident early today in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said. Police manning a remote checkpoint in Nangarhar province said an American convoy backed by helicopters approached and opened fire despite their protests and calls for them to stop. A spokesman for U.S.-led coalition troops said he was looking into the report. On Monday, a roadside bomb killed a Canadian soldier north of Kandahar.
April 28, 2007 |
Friendly fire apparently killed a state trooper in a gunfight that erupted as he searched a Catskill-area farmhouse for a suspect in the shooting of a colleague, officials said. Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff was fatally shot Wednesday as he and six other members of the force's elite mobile response team searched the house where the armed suspect had holed up. Brinkerhoff, 29, and another trooper were shot by the suspect, Travis Trim, as the two entered an upstairs bedroom.
April 25, 2007 |
The brother of Army Ranger Pat Tillman accused the Pentagon and the Bush administration Tuesday of deliberately concealing the circumstances of the former football star's friendly fire death in Afghanistan in an attempt to avoid embarrassment.
April 5, 2007 |
Two soldiers killed Feb. 2 in Iraq may have been hit by "friendly fire," Army officials said Wednesday. Pvt. Matthew T. Zeimer, 18, of Glendive, Mont., and Spc. Alan E. McPeek, 20, of Tucson were killed in the western city of Ramadi. The families of the two were initially told that the soldiers were killed by hostile fire. According to Army Col. Daniel Baggio, unit commanders in Iraq did not initially suspect that the two service members were killed by U.S.
March 28, 2007 |
The family of U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman has angrily rejected the Pentagon's latest explanation of his 2004 death in Afghanistan from friendly fire as a "travesty," accusing the military of "a conspiracy to deceive" and of exploiting Tillman to bolster recruiting efforts.
March 27, 2007 |
Military officers knew a day after the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan that the former NFL star's killing was probably caused by friendly fire, but led Tillman's family to believe he was shot by Afghan insurgents for more than a month before divulging the truth.
March 24, 2007 |
A new Pentagon report found that nine officers, including a three-star general, mishandled the investigation into the "friendly fire" death in Afghanistan of Pat Tillman, the pro-football player turned Army Ranger, a senior defense official said Friday night. The report will not mete out specific punishments to the officers, who include four generals in all. But the Army will begin its own review of what action should be taken. "We are going to move quickly," an Army official said.
March 17, 2007 |
The death of a British lance corporal whose armored vehicle was mistakenly incinerated by a U.S. warplane in Iraq in 2003 was "criminal" and "entirely avoidable," a coroner ruled Friday. The British inquest's search for investigative material on the case was marked by repeated military roadblocks, but Assistant Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker concluded that the "friendly fire" incident showed evidence of error on the part of U.S. pilots. Contradicting the findings of a U.S.
February 10, 2007 |
A U.S. airstrike accidentally killed eight members of a Kurdish security force and injured six others who were manning an observation point near a political office in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said Friday. The U.S. military said five Kurdish security force members had died in the attack, which it said had been aimed at bomb makers affiliated with Al Qaeda. U.S.
February 7, 2007 |
American pilots can be heard cursing and weeping after finding out they had just fired on a British convoy in southern Iraq at the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion, according to cockpit video footage leaked to a British tabloid. Shortly after the Sun newspaper posted the video on its website Tuesday, the U.S. government relented on its refusal to allow the video to be shown in a British court. The 2003 strike near Basra killed a British soldier and wounded several others.