Officials have just confirmed that a team of U.S. soldiers accidentally raided a Bulgarian olive oil equipment factory during a bungled NATO training exercise...
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The 173rd Airborne Brigade was conducting a simulation at the Cheshnegirovo airfield in Bulgaria when they "entered and cleared a building next to the airfield that they believed was part of the training area,” says Special Operations Command rep Ken McGraw.
“On May 11, soldiers entered and cleared a building next to the airfield that they believed was part of the training area, but that was occupied by Bulgarian civilians operating a private business,” according to a statement from U.S. Army Europe and Africa. “No weapons were fired at any time during this interaction.”
According to Brazilian media, the company has already filed a lawsuit.
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