A US military helicopter crashed in Al-Hasakah province in northern Syria.
The Syrian news agency SANA quoted local sources as confirming the helicopter crashed in the countryside near the town of Al-Yaarubiyah, bordering Iraq. SANA added that US armored vehicles have been deployed to the scene.
|An American military helicopter in a training exercise. Photo: Reuters|
SANA did not specify the type of helicopter that fell, nor did it mention casualties.
The Pentagon and US military forces both in Syria and Iraq were not available for comment.
Currently US troops are active in parts of northern and northeastern Syria, supporting local Kurdish forces, RT said.
In 2018, the US military’s Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopter crashed in western Iraq near the Syrian border, killing all seven people on board.
American troops arrived in Syria in 2014 to fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, and remained in the country after ISIS was defeated. President Donald Trump asserted that US troops are in Syria to protect oil fields in the areas they control.
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