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Pentagon to Investigate US Strike on Iraqi Forces if Information Credible

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Pentagon is gathering information on claims of US airstrikes that killed more than 30 Iraqi soldiers and will investigate the incident if the allegations are credible

Smoke rises following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike against Islamic State group positions as a bulldozer belonging to the Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite and pro-government Sunni fighters is deployed for fighting against Islamic State group militants in Tash district in southern Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq - Sputnik International
Over 30 Iraqi Soldiers Killed in US Air Force Strike, 20 Others Injured
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The United States is gathering information on claims of US airstrikes that killed more than 30 Iraqi soldiers and will investigate the incident if the allegations are credible, US Defense Department spokesman Maj. Roger Cabiness told Sputnik.

"We are aware of the reports and are trying to gather information now. As with all accusations of strike inaccuracy, we will initially do an assessment of the allegation to determine if it is credible," Cabiness said on Friday. "If the allegation is credible, we will conduct an investigation into the incident."

Earlier on Friday, the head of Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee Hakim Zamli told Sputnik that Baghdad will go to court over a US airstrike that killed more than 20 Iraqi soldiers and injured at least 30.

Cabiness first told Sputnik that the allegations were not true, but then said he had received additional information about the incident, prompting the US military to conduct an assessment.

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State consists of 65 nations and has been carrying out airstrikes against the terror group in Iraq since August 2014.

The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is a designated terrorist group that is outlawed in many countries around the world, including in Russia.

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