US-led coalition strike kills 18 SDF fighters in Tabqa

A US-led coalition counterterrorism strike near Syria’s Tabqa accidentally killed 18 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces on 11 April, US Central Command said in a press release on Thursday.

“The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS [Islamic State] fighting position,” the release stated. “The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position.”

The coalition is probing the cause of the incident, according to the release.