Friendly Fire

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Friendly Fire

A fire that is set with no foul intentions and that does not go out of control. For example, a fire in a fireplace and a bonfire on a farm are both friendly fires. Insurance policies generally do not cover losses from friendly fire, such as damage to a chimney. Rather, the insurance only provides coverage if the fire leaves the fireplace and burns down the house or if the bonfire accidentally destroys a crop.
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It has come to light after intense cotroversy over the deaths of British soldiers in friendly fire incidents and American complaints about the conduct of British Lieutenant Colonel Tim Collins.
Defence Ministry Spokesman Gen Zahir Azeemi said there was no step being taken for investigation into the friendly fire incident.
The friendly fire incident caused outrage in 2007 when dramatic video footage was obtained by the Sun newspaper.
A soldier killed in a suspected friendly fire incident on Sunday was named last night as Kingsman Sean Dawson, from 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
FOOTBALL fans wore strips and unfurled a Union flag yesterday to honour a soldier killed in a suspected friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
Errors were blamed when Royal Marine Christopher Maddison, 24, died in a friendly fire incident in Iraq in 2003.
Simpson, whose translator was among those killed in the latest friendly fire incident, yelled in desperation at US commanders on the ground shortly after the air strike, pleading: "Tell them to go away, tell them it's us, tell them it's us.
Armed Forces spokesman Lt Col Sean Tully said: 'Almost certainly it was not a friendly fire incident and I do not think it was attributable to enemy action.
Ranger David Dalzell, 20, from Co Down, was killed in a friendly fire incident.
Almost two years earlier, he was left paralysed when shrapnel was embedded in his spine in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
IT EMERGED today that 30 US troops were wounded, two "very seriously", in a friendly fire incident in central Iraq.
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