Twenty-two US troopers had been injured in a helicopter accident in northeastern Syria on the weekend that didn’t contain any reported enemy fireplace, US Central Command said Tuesday.
“A helicopter mishap in northeastern Syria resulted in accidents of assorted levels to 22 US service members” on Sunday, CENTCOM stated in a press release.
“The service members are receiving therapy for his or her accidents and 10 have been evacuated to greater care services,” it stated.
“The reason for the incident is underneath investigation, though no enemy fireplace was reported.”
The US has about 1,000 troops deployed in Syria as a part of worldwide efforts to fight jihadists and periodically carries out strikes concentrating on militants within the nation.
US bases have been repeatedly focused prior to now 12 months, with cells linked to the Islamic State group claiming accountability for a few of them.
In March, the US carried out air strikes on Iran-linked teams in Syria after a US contractor was killed in a drone assault on a US-led coalition base close to town of Hasakeh in northeastern Syria.
On the time, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights conflict monitor stated at the least 19 folks had been killed within the US air strikes.
The battle in Syria has killed round half 1,000,000 folks because it started in 2011 with a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests, spiraling into a fancy battlefield involving overseas armies, militias, and jihadists.
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) June 13, 2023