Coalition: Iraqi Service Member Killed by Friendly Fire

Iraqi soldiers participate in a room clearing exercise at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq on April 6, 2019. The soldiers were part of a series of training exercises led by Spanish soldiers to improve the tactical skills of the Iraq Security Forces. The Coalition offers training programs in operational planning, counterterrorism, logistics and sustainment, equipment maintenance, counter‐IED techniques and law enforcement. (Brandon Best/U.S. Army)
Iraqi soldiers participate in a room clearing exercise at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq on April 6, 2019. The soldiers were part of a series of training exercises led by Spanish soldiers to improve the tactical skills of the Iraq Security Forces. The Coalition offers training programs in operational planning, counterterrorism, logistics and sustainment, equipment maintenance, counter‐IED techniques and law enforcement. (Brandon Best/U.S. Army)

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. military spokesman says an Iraqi service member has been killed and two others wounded by coalition forces during an operation against Islamic State militants in the country's north.

Army Col. James Rawlinson says the friendly fire incident Friday near al-Dib is under investigation.

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said in a statement it was opening its own investigation into casualties caused by a coalition airstrike in Kirkuk province.

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