I have seen plenty of "close calls" when dealing with screamin aircaft comming in fast while others shoot at you on the ground. It will be interesting to see how this pans out as I suspect the aircraft target and the location of the actual unit was mistaken for each other thus making the warriors position, the "target". Never a good result, especially with B1/B2 bombers.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Five American troops were killed in an apparent coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in one of the worst friendly fire incidents involving United States and coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14-year war.
The U.S.-led international coalition said the service members were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident, which an Afghan official said was an airstrike in southern Zabul province. A statement said all five soldiers died on Monday but did not give further details on the attack.
“Five American troops were killed yesterday during a security operation in southern Afghanistan. Investigators are looking into the likelihood that friendly fire was the cause. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these fallen,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said.