On Thursday, the Pentagon released a statement saying that a misdirected airstrike on April 11 in northern Syria killed 18 Syrian Democratic Forces personnel.This is a breaking story, we will continue to supply updates.The statement from the United States military: A Coalition air strike in assistance of partnered forces
battling ISIS south of Tabqah, Syria, led to 18 Syrian Democratic Forces personnel eliminated April 11. The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had determined the target place as an ISIS battling position.
The target location was really a forward Syrian Democratic Forces combating position.The Union’s inmost acknowledgements go out to the members of the SDF and their families. The Coalition remains in close contact with our SF partners who have expressed a strong desire to remain concentrated on the battle against ISIS regardless of this tragic incident.The Coalition is examining the cause of the occurrence and will execute appropriate safeguards to prevent similar events in the future.