US military used Israel’s ‘roof knock’ tactic in Iraq to warn civilians before bombing

WASHINGTON – The United States borrowed an Israeli military tactic known as "roof knocking" to try to warn civilians before it dropped a bomb targeting Islamic State fighters in Iraq this month, but a woman was killed in the attack, a US military official said on Tuesday.

The controversial tactic consists of firing a warning missile above or near an intended target, to give residents time to flee before the real strike.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/US-military-used-Israels-roof-knock-tactic-in-Iraq-to-warn-civilians-before-bombing-452435

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