American Troop Killed In Helicopter Crash After Secret Raid In Iraq

first published on August 20, 2018 by

One American troop was killed and multiple injured as a result of a helicopter crash last night or early this morning in Iraq after a secret raid. Reports are stating that 10 personnel were aboard and at least three were seriously injured enough to be evacuated for emergency medical treatment.

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According to Newsweek, citing unnamed officials, the MH-60 Black Hawk was flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Stalkers.” The bird was returning from a special operations raid when it went down.

Army Colonel Sean Ryan, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), tweeted that the crash was not a result of enemy fire, while other sources suggested a mechanical failure was to blame.

The identification of the fallen service member is pending the notification of the next of kin.

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