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UK troops in Afghanistan friendly fire 19 times.

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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UK troops in Afghanistan


www.bbc.co.uk

Four of the so-called friendly-fire incidents resulted in casualties, although none fatal, it was disclosed after a Freedom of Information request.

Between January 2008 and June 2009, Afghan personnel came under friendly-fire by UK troops at least 10 times.

Also, 21 Afghan interpreters for UK forces have been killed since 2006.

British forces mistakenly firing at Afghan soldiers, police and security service officials, resulted in seven deaths.

The most serious incident in the Lashkar Gah dis.
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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How many friendly fire incidents has been for the past 10 years since this war on terror begin? I mean the Afghans are different though.

I mean in the first Gulf war, around 35 Americans were killed by our own side. That's about 24%. Probably it's hard to tell what a difference between a friend or foe.

I mean what kind of system that used these days to prevent friendly fire incidents.

I mean just a few weeks ago, a french soldier was shot dead by another French soldier. www.straitstimes.com...

Why does things like this always happen?

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 07:53 AM
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i wonder how much it would be if we tallied up the american friendly fire?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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I've been watching documentaries recently about British soldiers in Afghanistan and it seems that nothing is known for sure about their surroundings and communication is very poor between the allies there.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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I'm quite surprised it's a low as that to be fair ,as intense battle grounds like afghanistan ,everyone is on edge and highly stressed ,everyone is trigger happy.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by DaveNorris
i wonder how much it would be if we tallied up the american friendly fire?
Howgoods your calculator?



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Indeed, but they should be PID'ing their targets. Those are the ROE and are strictly adhered too, sometimes to the point where if they cannot see the target who is firing, then under no circumstances can they fire back and they end up having to withdraw. It's all an effort to minimise firendly and civilian casualties.

Which begs the question, if they did PID them, that means that they were being shot at themselves by the Afghans who got shot back.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by LvSLoLo

Originally posted by DaveNorris
i wonder how much it would be if we tallied up the american friendly fire?
Howgoods your calculator?


its good, but not that good lol



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Well all the training and all is going to take some time. I believe that friendly fire among Americans is the highest but probably.



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 03:31 AM
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Originally posted by Paulioetc15
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Well all the training and all is going to take some time. I believe that friendly fire among Americans is the highest but probably.


huh?



posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 03:43 AM
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What are you talking about? All i'm saying better training would be good.



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