22 US troops injured in Syria helicopter accident, cause under investigation

A current helicopter accident in northeast Syria has left 22 US service members injured, according to the United States military. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, is at present under investigation to discover out the cause. US Central Command confirmed in a press release that no enemy fireplace was reported at the time of the accident.
“The service members are receiving therapy for their injuries and 10 have been evacuated to greater care facilities outdoors of the CENTCOM AOR [US Central Command Area of Responsibility],” the US army stated in a statement on Monday.
US forces have been working in Syria since 2015 and have confronted sporadic assaults from ISIL (ISIS) fighters and Iranian-backed teams active within the country. At least 900 US soldiers are at present deployed in Syria, along with an undisclosed variety of US navy contractors, to help the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in their battle towards ISIL (ISIS).
In March, Iran and Syria’s governments condemned US forces for carrying out attacks on Syrian soil that reportedly killed 19 people. These attacks were allegedly in retaliation for a drone assault that injured US troopers and killed a US contractor. Up-sell suspected Iranian-made drone killed one US contractor, injured one other, and wounded 5 US soldiers at their base in the northeast of the country near the town of Hassakeh.
The US retaliatory attacks have been reportedly carried out by F-15 fighter jets that struck three areas, all in the vicinity of Deir Az Zor, a region in eastern Syria which borders Iraq..

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