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U.S. Trains Soldiers To Stop Friendly Fire Killings

HeadlineMar 09, 2005

In other news from Iraq, the Times of London is reporting that U.S. soldiers are now being given anti-fratricide training to reduce the number of coalition troops killed by US forces. The training was revealed as Washington and Rome announced a joint inquiry into the killing last week of an Italian intelligence officer who died when US troops opened fire on the car carrying the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena who had just been freed from captivity. An hour earlier on that same day U.S. forces shot dead a Bulgarian solider. Gen. George Casey, commanding general of the multinational force described the two killings as “troublesome.”

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