Monday, March 31, 2003

British troops sad and angry at fifth friendly fire death

British troops reacted with sadness, anger and dismay yesterday after another death caused by "friendly fire" – this time a member of the Household Cavalry was killed when the unit's Scimitar armoured vehicles came under attack. Initial reports indicated that the Household Cavalry was in the middle of a battle with Iraqis north of the Rumaila oilfields, near Basra, on Friday afternoon when an American A-10 Thunderbolt warplane struck one – possibly two – light armoured vehicles, killing one crew member and injuring four...

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