Oct 23, 2010
British soldiers repeatedly came under attack from US forces in a series of ‘friendly fire’ incidents, according to Pentagon logs on the Iraq War leaked to the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
The Wikileaks’ files reveal that British forces were attacked in error on at least 11 occasions.
In one incident, a commando with the Royal Marines was shot and wounded while, on another occasion at night, US troops, who had no night vision goggles and were listening to their iPods, began firing on a British patrol.
On October 29 2004, a commando with the Royal Marines was ‘engaged by friendly fire’ after being shot at mistakenly by US Military Police, whose own vehicle had broken down in the middle of the road.
The log states: “US individuals fired rounds on the front [Land Rover] Discovery.”
This article was posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 3:54 am