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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Friendly fire involves the accidental killing in a combat setting of one soldier by another of the same or an allied force.
That same article quoted her aunt, Kathy Byerly: "She was shot in the chest by friendly fire. They haven't told us anything else - the rest is under investigation.
A string of friendly fire deaths in Iraq prompted defence officials to propose setting up special combat simulators to train US and UK troops involved in joint operations.
When young bodies are blown to pieces beyond recognition, what comfort and succour it must be to the families to know that it was only friendly fire that mutilated your son, husband, father.
As it turns out, just about everyone has "friendly fire" cells in their blood, including cells with the potential to target and attack myelin.
During the first Persian Gulf War, friendly fire incidents caused about 17 percent of U.S.
AMERICAN football hero Pat Tillman was 'probably' killed by friendly fire, US Army chiefs said yesterday.
But considering this point and the probable reaction after the event in which Japan possibly loses its first soldier in action in 50 years, Japan MUST consider the following: If the Japanese troops suffer their first loss at the hands of US (yes, US) "friendly fire"--what will happen?
"Sadly, a number of UK and US Service personnel were killed in so-called 'friendly fire' incidents," the report said.
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To use a current war analogy, you are the victims of friendly fire."
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