Sunday, July 28, 2019

Fratricide in Manbij- British Special Forces Killed by "Friendly Fire"

Began work on this post yesterday- 

  • the accidental killing of one's own forces in war.
  • The accidental killing of an ally caused by a discharge of a military weapon. 
It took well over a year for this information to get out in the British media. It's yet to be seen in the American media regarding the death of the American soldier, which occurred at the same time. Though his death was reported on immediately the narrative was enemy IED. At the bottom of this post you will find two additional links back to information regarding this incident. Including the US move to immediately blame Turkey for what had occurred.
 That all said, you'll notice that in my report, immediately published, after the incident had taken place, that the idea of fratricide was clearly mentioned. (accidental killing of one's own forces or allies caused by their own weapons- be they bombs or guns)

March 30/2018 2 Coalition Forces Killed by IED In Syria. In The Process of Deploying Them?
"My first thought upon reading this was... potential provocation? You'll notice the coalition is silent on where these deaths occurred, the situation in which they occurred and nationality/ies of the two deceased individuals. Or the five wounded"

Sgt  Matt Tonroe Killed On Mission With US Soldiers
Link- Special Report on SAS death in Syria
-LITTLE is known about the role played by SAS soldiers in the fight against Isis deep inside Syria. 

-Under the cover of darkness, a convoy of 12 military vehicles packed with US and British special forces wound their way towards the target’s location.

Under the cover of darkness. Hidden. Surreptitious. Covertly.
-Upon arrival Sergeant Tonroe and his team quickly dismounted and spread out along a narrow walled street.

-THE SAS team were spread throughout that fateful convoy, Soldier C explained from behind the screen at Hereford Town Hall. Over the radio he heard the news that two friendly forces were down — Sergeants Tonroe and Dunbar.
-Casualties were being flown back and two more arriving “slow time” by road – a grim sign they had not survived.

-He heard Sgt Tonroe was among them, and soon saw the sniper’s body wrapped in a poncho being carried in on a stretcher.
Sgt Tonroe was a sniper.

-The coroner then turned to an internal investigation into the incident, which ruled out the IED theory and said explosives carried by a fellow soldier had somehow detonated, killing Sgt Tonroe.
-This revelation, arguably the most important, came five minutes before the end of the inquest, and the coroner soon moved to make his conclusion.

-He did not ask questions about the grenades carried by the SAS or Delta Force team, to determine whether they were faulty.

Didn’t ask about grenades? Didn’t determine if grenades were the issue?
It's doubtful that grenades were the issue which would explain the non interest in exactly what had exploded and why?

Forces Network- British SAS Soldier Killed by Friendly Fire and NOT Roadside Bomb
The Pentagon blamed their deaths on an improvised explosive device (IED) in a statement released days after the incident in March 2018.
But an investigation into the blast in Manbij, northern Syria, concluded Sergeant Tonroe was killed by an explosive carried by a colleague.
"However, subsequent investigation concluded that Sergeant Tonroe was killed by the accidental detonation of explosives carried by coalition forces.

 Actually the US immediately blamed the Turkish backed rebels

 April 01/18: FSA Behind Manbij Bomb Resulting in Two Special Ops Casualties??
"Not bloody likely!  One could see this claim coming a mile away. By that I mean it was obvious this was the claim that was going to be made no matter who died. Surely the plan was for civilians to die. Specials ops are valued persons, but, unintended consequences, ya know?"

Prior to the incident there was odd activity in that area that was being sent down the memory hole for some unknown at the time reason..- March 29 2018 Syria's North: Is the US Readying A Provocation Or Deterrent for Turkish Forces?


  1. Hi Penny:

    Doesn't this remind you of when the Americans killed four Canadians in Afghanistan in 2003? Called the Tarnak Farm Incident. I write about it all the time. Americans kill their allies to "put them in their place".

    1. It's not clear who (American or Brits) had the explosion in their possession- though I suspect (can't be certain) it was the American special forces soldier. They were the only two killed-which tells me they were most probably beside one another also the US hasn't, to my knowledge, explained what really happened that night in Manbij.

      I covered the reports on the death of the American in this post

      Official statement “On March 30, Master Sgt. Johnathan Dunbar, 36 and a British service member were killed by an IED near Manbij. The patrol was tracking an “ISIS high-value target” in the area at the time, said Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon.”

      Where I reiterated my assessment:

      "Spot the contradiction? ISIS is hundreds and hundreds of miles away from Manbij according to the Pentagon. So, how would they be tracking an "ISIS high value target"? Of course nothing like that was reported at that time. I covered the special ops soldiers, blowing themselves up, while on "presence patrols" aka perping a false flag- and yah, that’s my opinion on that incident!

      Tarnak Farm Incident? I'll have a look into that!

  2. Just saying when the US soldiers work closely and collaboratively with their "allies" the "allies" run a very high risk of being victims of a so-called "friendly fire" incident.

    1. You could be correct GC- It's all possible