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U.S coalition service member killed by ISIS terrorists after Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq

U.S coalition service member killed by ISIS terrorists after Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq

A coalition service member fighting as part of the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria was killed and several others injured when their aircraft crashed in Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve announced on Monday.

The crash, which occurred around 10 p.m. on Sunday, occurred during a “partnered counterterrorism mission” in support of OIR, the coalition announced.

There were no indications of enemy fire, per OIR, suggesting that the crash was likely an aviation mishap resulting from a mechanical malfunction rather than a combat engagement.

Newsweek reports that the aircraft involved was an MH-60 Black Hawk, with 10 U.S. military personnel from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment on board.

The fallen service member’s details are being withheld, with further details regarding the incident the responsibility of “pertinent national authorities,” according to OIR.

Source: Business Insider

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