Iraq Business Report

Last updated at 27/01/2018

Soldiers Among 8 Killed as US Air Strike Hits Iraq Forces 'By Mistake'

A senior intelligence official, five policemen, and a woman -- were killed by a US strike on the center of Al-Baghdadi, a town in western Iraq.

Eight Iraqis were killed on Saturday, most of them security personnel, in a US air strike that apparently targeted them by mistake, a provincial official said. 

"Eight people -- a senior intelligence official, five policemen and a woman -- were killed by a US strike on the center of Al-Baghdadi," a town in western Iraq, the official said, asking not to be identified.

"It seems the strike was a mistake," the official said of the incident in the Euphrates Valley town, adjacent to the Ain al-Asad airbase 250 kilometers (160 miles) west of the capital.


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