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US: Helicopter makes emergency landing in Syria, no injuries

A US-led coalition is fighting IS in Syria [Getty]

Date of publication: 15 September, 2020

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A US-led coalition helicopter made an emergency landing on Tuesday morning.


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A helicopter for the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group made an emergency landing in northeast Syria on Tuesday morning, a US military spokesman said. There were no injuries.

Col. Wayne Marotto tweeted that the incident was not the result of hostile activity. The helicopter landed safely, emergency personnel responded and the crew was recovered, he said.

Hundreds of US troops are stationed in northeastern Syria, working with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces to fight IS militants. The US carries out patrols in the area and over the past months there has been friction with Russian troops and Syrian government forces.

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