The helicopter “mishap” was not brought on by enemy fireplace, US Central Command says
A helicopter accident in Syria has left 22 American servicemen with wounds of various levels of severity, in keeping with US Central Command (CENTCOM). The incident occurred over the weekend within the northern a part of the nation, CENTCOM mentioned in an announcement printed on Twitter on Tuesday.
“A helicopter mishap in northeastern Syria resulted in accidents of varied levels,” the assertion learn.
In line with CENTCOM, 12 troops had been receiving remedy in Syria, whereas ten others needed to be moved to “increased care amenities” outdoors of the area.
The reason for the incident is being investigated, however “no enemy fireplace was reported,” it careworn.
Some 900 US troops stay in oil-rich northeastern Syria after being deployed there within the mid-2010s below the pretext of preventing Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) militants and advising the Kurdish militias. Damascus considers the presence of the People on its territory unlawful and has repeatedly complained about it to the UN. The Syrian authorities’s stance is shared by Russia and Iran, who’ve aided the nation in preventing terrorism.
Lately, the US contingent in Syria has come below a number of assaults by Islamist militants and what the US calls Iran-backed fighters. In late March, a drone strike on an American base killed a contractor and wounded 5 US troops and one other contractor. The US retaliated by launching airstrikes on a number of places within the nation’s japanese province of Deir el-Zour, on the border with Iraq.
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