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A member of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force who died during a raid in Syria last year was actually killed by friendly fire rather than an enemy IED as the Pentagon initially claimed, U.S. Special Operations Command confirmed on Monday.

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A member of the British Army's elite Special Air Service who died alongside a U.S. special operator during a counter-ISIS operation in Syria last year was killed by "the accidental detonation of explosives carried by coalition forces" rather than an enemy IED as the Pentagon initially claimed, according to an investigation by the UK Ministry of Defense.

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In a bizarre case of friendly fire, a contingent of U.S. and Afghan troops came under fire from another group of Afghan security forces before calling in air support in self-defense, a U.S. military spokesman told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.

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Three U.S. troops were killed and another three were wounded on Tuesday by an improvised explosive device near Ghazni city, U.S. officials announced.

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"FOR HEAVENS SAKE STOP IT."

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The father of Army Ranger Josh Rodgers said the family is "completely at peace" with the death of their son that the military has confirmed was the result of friendly fire.

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