Carter: Iraqi airstrike may be 'mistake' by both sides

December 19, 2015 1:08 PM

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that an American airstrike near the embattled city of Fallujah that may have killed a number of Iraqi soldiers was a "mistake that involved both sides," the Associated Press reported.

“These kinds of things happen when you’re fighting side by side as we are,” said Carter, who called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to express condolences.

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