Following reports of intense fighting in the offensive to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from ISIL control, Iraqi Major General Najim al-Jubouri admitted in a press conference that his forces had actually been marching on Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
“I guess we just went a little off course,” al-Jubouri explained outside of the Honduran capital, 7,684 miles away from Mosul. “It could have happened to anyone.”
The clashes between Iraqi forces and the Honduran military, mistaken for ISIL fighters, left 231 dead, 3,216 injured, and as many as 10,000 displaced. As an apology for the accidental foreign invasion, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi sent a fruit basket to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Following the press conference, Kurdish Peshmerga forces were spotted off the coast of Dili, East Timor.