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Seven US troops killed in Iraq helicopter crash: US official

Seven US troops killed in Iraq helicopter crash: US official

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Seven US troops were killed when the helicopter carrying them crashed in western Iraq, a US defense official said Friday.

“There were seven people aboard, they are all believed to be dead,” the official said, adding they were US service members.

“It was a routine troop transport operation going from Iraq to Syria, nothing out of the ordinary.”

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