Iraqi Authorities to Go to Court Over Deadly US Airstrike

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Baghdad will go to court over a US airstrike that killed over 20 Iraqi soldiers, head of the Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee Hakim Zamili told Sputnik on Friday.

BAGHDAD (Sputnik) —Zamili said:

"This is very serious and I have asked the prime minister to launch an urgent investigation… We will go to court over this crime, there will be a hearing."

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
According to the lawmaker, over 20 soldiers were killed and over 30 sustained injuries. "The number of victims may increase, many were seriously injured and have not yet been taken to hospitals."

Zamili's statement acquired by Sputnik on Friday claimed a US airstrike west of Baghdad killed 30 Iraqi soldiers and injured 20 more.

It read that the killed and injured soldiers were from the Iraqi Army's 55th Brigade in the city of al-Naimiya in the province of al-Fallujah.

US Defense Department spokesman Maj. Roger Cabiness disputed the statement as untrue in comments made to Sputnik.

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