Update on Blue on Blue
ARBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — A little more information and clarification on the “blue on blue” (friendly fire) incident yesterday in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Twenty-two Kurdish fighters and five Special Forces died. Forty-five peshmergas were wounded, including Wazeri Barzani, a brother of KDP president Massoud Barzani.
The attack happened not because of the capture of Iraqi tanks, as early reports from Fawzi Hariri said yesterday, but because a Special Forces commander in the attacked convoy called in air strikes on a nearby Iraqi tank column and the American pilots hit the convoy by mistake.
More details as they become available.