The US-led coalition announced, on Monday, that an American soldier was killed in a helicopter crash, near the Iraqi-Syrian border, Syria News reports.
In a statement published, today, the international coalition revealed that the incident took place yesterday while the helicopter was in a mission against the Islamic State militants in the area.
A soldier was killed, while three others were injured in the crash, the statement added. The soldier’s body was pulled out while the wounded were transferred to the hospital to receive the needed and immediate treatment.
The statement did not mention the area where the incident took place; however, the Russian news agency “Sputnik” stated that the helicopter crashed in the area of Qaim, in the Iraqi province of Anbar, near the Syrian border. (Not that we can trust the Russians!)
Meanwhile, media outlets reported that the incident took place due to unidentified hostile fire; however, the international coalition command said in the statement that the incident is still under investigation.
The US-led international coalition is carrying out several offensives against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq since 2014.
When Donald Trump became president we stepped our attacks and have decimated the terrorist group.
Still, there are small groups that need to be eliminated.
Last March, two Pave Hawk helicopters were transporting search and rescue teams near the Iraq-Syria border when one likely hit a power line, authorities said – with two New York City firefighters among the dead.
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