U.S. military helicopter accident leaves 22 injured in Syria – One America News Network

NORTHEASTERN SYRIA - MAY 25: A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off at sunset while transporting American troops out of a remote combat outpost known as RLZ on May 25, 2021 near the Turkish border in northeastern Syria. U.S. forces, part of Task Force WARCLUB operate from combat outposts in the area, coordinating with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in combatting residual ISIS extremists and deterring pro-Iranian militia. U.S. troops primarily use the Oshkosh M-ATV, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

OAN’s Roy Francis
8:44 AM – Tuesday, June 13, 2023

United States Central Command announced that a helicopter “mishap” over the weekend left 22 service members injured in Syria.


In a press release on Monday night, CENTCOM said that after the accident in northeastern Syria on Sunday, 22 service members had suffered “various degrees” of injuries.

CENTCOM also said that the service members were being treated for their injuries, with 10 members being evacuated to higher care facilities.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the military, according to the press release, there were no reports of enemy fire at the time of the accident.

CENTCOM said that in May, 17 operations were carried out by the U.S. military and partner forces that have led to the death of two Islamic State operatives and the detention of 20 others.

There are currently at least 900 U.S. service members in Syria on average. Along with the service members, an undisclosed number of contractors and special operations forces travel in and out of the country regularly in small team which are not included in the official count.

The U.S. forces continue to operate in country in non-combative roles. Their duties include advising and assisting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Force in their fight against the Islamic State group.

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