In the worst of a series of friendly fire incidents
, 18 American special forces and their Kurdish allies were killed when they were bombed by a US warplane - the terrible scenes were captured in all too graphic reality by John Simpson and his BBC team travelling with the convoy.
It bore chilling similarities to a friendly fire incident
in the last Gulf War, when an A10 killed nine Brits.
Three soldiers injured in a previous friendly fire incident
in Afghanistan, including Captain Paul, 30, from Chicago, who suffered a perforated ear drum, arrived home yesterday.
Us troops were accused of killing eight Iraqi policemen and a Jordanian security guard in a friendly fire incident
during a car chase yesterday.
THE inquest into the death of Corporal Kevin Leech, who died in a friendly fire incident
in Iraq in 1991, returned a verdict of unlawful killing, not misadventure (Page 10, February 7).
US TROOPS were accused of killing eight Iraqi policemen and a Jordanian security guard yesterday in a friendly fire incident
during a car chase.
Sergeant Steve Roberts died in a friendly fire incident
as colleagues tried to defend him from stone-throwing Iraqis at a checkpoint near Az Zubayr.
CREWS from a Tornado squadron that lost two colleagues in a friendly fire incident
in the Gulf returned home to the UK yesterday.
That compares with three Scots during the first Gulf War - from a friendly fire incident
- and accounts for a sixth of all current UK fatalities.
Simpson, whose translator was among those killed in the latest friendly fire incident
, shouted at US commanders on the ground shortly after the air strike: ``Tell them to go away, tell themit's us, tell themit's us.''
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.
Household Cavalry Lance Corporal Alan Tudball, 23, was seriously injured in a friendly fire incident