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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:26 PM

 

NBC News: Iraq Pilots Mistakenly Gave Food, Ammunition to ISIS Militants

I posted this first time with link to RT which was the only source I could find,
but then reworded google search found this, by NBC; so it is presumably true.

This is like a massive "Fruedian Slip", or worse.

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Iraq Pilots Mistakenly Gave Food, Ammunition to ISIS Militants
Oct. 1, 2014 * NBC News

Iraqi military pilots mistakenly gave food, water and ammunition to enemy ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official and a brigadier-general told NBC News. The supplies were supposed to help besieged Iraqi army officers and soldiers who had been fighting Islamist extremists for a week in Saglawyah and the village of Al-Sijar in the country’s western province of Anbar.

“Some pilots, instead of dropping these supplies over the area of the Iraqi army, threw it over the area that is controlled by ISIS fighters,” said Hakim Al-Zamili, a lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament who is a member of the security and defense committee and acts as a security liaison for service members and commanders formed by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. “Those soldiers were in deadly need of these supplies, but because of the wrong plans of the commanders in the Iraqi army and lack of experience of the pilots, we in a way or another helped ISIS fighters to kill our soldiers.”

A brigadier-general in Iraq’s Defense Ministry, who declined to be named, confirmed the incident, which occurred on Sept. 19. “Yes, that's what had happened,” the officer said, adding that some air force pilots “do not have enough experience … they are all young and new.” Both Al-Zamili and the brigadier-general said there would be an investigation to determine the cause of the blunder.

NBC Link with Video: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/iraq-pilots-mistakenly-gave-food-ammunition-isis-militants-n214956
RT Link: http://rt.com/news/192160-pilot-iraq-isis-mistake/

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:29 PM

1. My bad.

RT=BS

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:33 PM

3. then you answered your own question from the OP?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:39 PM

4. I googled smarter the 2nd time. ~nt~

 

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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 06:20 PM

6. Just... wow. n/t

 

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