Tuesday, June 1, 2021

U.S. Paratroopers raided a Bulgarian olive oil factory by mistake during a NATO exercise

Army Times:

“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 U.S. Army Europe and Africa statement released today. “No weapons were fired at any time during this interaction.”


Bulgarian journalist [] posted security camera video of the daytime raid on her Twitter account. She reported that the owner of the factory had filed a lawsuit after the event.