“Not So Friendly” Airstrikes of US-led Coalition Jets in Iraq

In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate

Almost once in a week, it’s in the news that US-led coalition jets flew to attack ISIS positions, but mistakenly bombed their foes in a so-called friendly airstrike. Each time, the lack of information or dis-coordination between forces is to blame, which is obviously a childish lie. With so many boots on the ground, and so many drones and satellites, they have up-to-the-minute information about battlefields.

Reportedly, the US-led coalition has 180 warplanes there, which make only about 20 combat sorties per day. The rate of combat sorties to warplanes is 10% of what Russians are doing in Syria. this means that they have lots of excess time to double check everything before any operation. If the volume of operations was 100 times more than this, one or two isolated incidents could be ignored and forgiven. But what the US-led coalition is doing follows a repetitive pattern, indicating that these incidents can neither be counted as mistakes, nor friendly.