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“Rescue teams are dealing with the site where the plane crashed at the moment,” the statement said, adding that there were no further details yet.
An Iraqi field source said that a US Chinook helicopter crashed near the phosphate factory in the Qaim district of Anbar province in the western part of the country. Seven crew members were killed and six bodies were confirmed.
According to the sources, the plane fell due to technical failure, and caught fire because of the fall and the carrying of ammunition.
According to an American official based on preliminary reports, the H-60 ​​helicopter is believed to have landed near Qaim in Anbar province near the Syrian border.
The plane was carrying seven people and was “likely” to have been killed, the official told Reuters.
On Friday morning, the Center for Security Information in Iraq said in a brief statement that the plane that fell back to the International Alliance and was providing support to Iraqi forces in the area of ​​Al-Qaim and killed a number of crew.
According to the center’s statement, the 8th Iraqi Army Division has evacuated and preliminary information indicates that its fall was the result of a technical defect and the investigation is ongoing.
US forces are present at the base of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province, where they advise and train Iraqi forces in the province to confront “terrorist” gangs.


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