According to Kurdish officials, the Canadian special forces soldier who was killed in a friendly fire incident ignored orders and showed up with other on the front line unannounced. "They went to the frontline to direct airstrikes because the area was attacked by ISIS the day before," Hezhar Ismail, director of coordination and relations for the peshmerga, the Kurdish fighters. Canada’s defense minister, however, says they were not on the front line and that they were mistakenly fired upon by Kurdish fighters when they returned to an observation post. "It's a regrettable case of mistaken identity. Obviously we want to know what happened," Defense Minister Jason Kenney said.