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Canadian Special Operations Soldier Killed in Friendly Fire Incident

SOUTHWEST ASIA – One CJTF-OIR Canadian Soldier was killed in a friendly fire incident during an Advise & Assist mission with Kurdish Security Forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Northern Iraq on March 6.

Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron was a member of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, based at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario.

“The Combined Joint Task Force wishes to express heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our Canadian brother,” said Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, CJTF commander. “His loss is felt across the Coalition and we honor him for the way he valiantly served in order to preserve basic human rights of people everywhere.”

Three other Canadian Soldiers were wounded in the incident and are being treated for their injuries. One was transported to Landstuhl, Germany, for further medical care.

This incident is under investigation.


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