Friendly Fire

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Any unintentional discharge or misdirection of firepower or other weapons of war (e.g., gunfire, dropping of bombs and shelling by long-range weapons) in an armed conflict against combatants of the same side
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It has come to light after intense cotroversy over the deaths of British soldiers in friendly fire incidents and American complaints about the conduct of British Lieutenant Colonel Tim Collins.
Defence Ministry Spokesman Gen Zahir Azeemi said there was no step being taken for investigation into the friendly fire incident.
Errors were blamed when Royal Marine Christopher Maddison, 24, died in a friendly fire incident in Iraq in 2003.
Simpson, whose translator was among those killed in the latest friendly fire incident, yelled in desperation at US commanders on the ground shortly after the air strike, pleading: "Tell them to go away, tell them it's us, tell them it's us.
Ranger David Dalzell, 20, from Co Down, was killed in a friendly fire incident.
Almost two years earlier, he was left paralysed when shrapnel was embedded in his spine in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
A soldier killed in a suspected friendly fire incident on Sunday was named last night as Kingsman Sean Dawson, from 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
FOOTBALL fans wore strips and unfurled a Union flag yesterday to honour a soldier killed in a suspected friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
Armed Forces spokesman Lt Col Sean Tully said: 'Almost certainly it was not a friendly fire incident and I do not think it was attributable to enemy action.
IT EMERGED today that 30 US troops were wounded, two "very seriously", in a friendly fire incident in central Iraq.
Earlier, a soldier killed in a suspected friendly fire incident on Sunday was identified as Kingsman Sean Dawson, from 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

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