The roughly ‘War on Terror’: US-led airstrikes has targeted Iraqi forces over 100 times instead of the Islamic State militants.
There is the reason: Lt. Gen. John Hesterman, the US commander of the air campaign in Iraq, has stated that Iraqi forces are indistinguishable from the Islamic State from the air.
“It has never been more difficult to identify friend from foe than it is right now in Iraq. It is nearly impossible to tell them apart when they dress nearly the same and use the same equipment,” Hesterman told reporters at the Pentagon.
The result of Washington’s anti-IS air campaign: The US military and its allies have been conducting the airstrikes against the terror network since last year. However, Islamic State now controls large parts of Iraq and Syria.