Pentagon spokesman, Peter cook, called the deviation from the “high standards” of the U.S. military mistakenly bombed the Syrian troops of the international coalition forces in Deir ezzor on September 17, reports RIA Novosti. Cook in the briefing promised that from this situation the lessons to be learned.
“When we do not meet our high standards, as happened this time, we admit our mistakes. And we are learning from them. What we intend to do in this case”, – said the representative of the Ministry of defense of the United States.
He stressed that the results of the investigation were informed the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter. Cook assured that the Minister of defense “supports efforts to learning the lessons following this incident”.
Earlier on Tuesday, 29 November, the American General, Richard CoE, responsible for investigating the situation with the shelling of Syrian forces at Deir ez-Zor, said that the airstrike of the coalition were suffered in connection with the “human factor” and was “inadvertent mistake” of the US Armed forces.
17 Sep 2016 aircraft of the international coalition attacked positions of the Syrian military in Deir-ez-Zor. The accident killed 62 soldiers, about 100 injured. The Pentagon said that the purpose of the strikes was to become terrorists.