BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Marine was shot and killed allegedly by an Iraqi soldier at a base near the Syrian border, the U.S. said Friday. The Iraqi soldier was then wounded by another American Marine.
The shootings occurred Thursday near Qaim, 200 miles west of Baghdad, the U.S. statement said.
"An Iraqi army soldier allegedly shot and killed the U.S. Marine on a coalition base" near Qaim, the statement said. "The Iraqi soldier was shot by another U.S. Marine."
WTF!!? One can only speculate what caused this, but its not a good thing for building trust during joint operations.