Iraqi soldiers may have been hit by coalition friendly fire

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to express his condolences after the Iraqi military said it suffered casualties from friendly fire during airstrikes on ISIS positions.

Story highlights

  • U.S. defense secretary makes condolence call to Iraqi prime minister
  • Iraqi ground forces, coalition planes hit ISIS positions near Falluja
  • Coalition will investigate claim of friendly fire casualties