VIDEO emerges purporting to show deadly US airstrike against Iraqi forces
An unverified video, which allegedly shows a deadly air-strike by the US Air Force against Iraqi government troops, has emerged.
The unconfirmed footage was obtained from a local source in Iraq by RT’s Ruptly video agency.
A high-ranking Iraqi MP told Sputnik news agency earlier that over 20 Iraqi soldiers had been killed and 30 injured in an air-strike carried out by the US military.
The incident allegedly occurred near the town of Al-Naimiya in the Fallujah province after the Iraqi troops freed “a strategically important area” from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants, Hakim al-Zamili, head of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, said.
However, Iraqi Army's Command Centre in capital Baghdad, said that air the strike caused fewer casualties and happened due to miscommunication and bad weather.
“We [Iraqi Forces Command] had demanded aerial support from the international coalition air force. The airstrike was launched without an update on the advance of the Iraqi forces and the coalition forces were unable to distinguish between the fighters on the ground due to bad weather,” it said.
According to Iraqi military, one Iraqi army commander was killed and nine other servicemen injured in the airstrike.
A Pentagon representative told RIA Novosti they are looking into the report.