7 people killed in Turkish helicopter crash in Iraq

Published March 16th, 2023 - 08:18 GMT
Turkish helicopter crash in northern Iraq
Turkish helicopter crashed near the camp of an oil company in Iraq

ALBAWABA - Seven people died when a Turkish military helicopter crashed near a camp that belongs to an oil company in northern Dohuk Governorate in Iraq's Kurdistan region.

The site of the crash is near the Iraqi border with Turkey, an area evacuated due to the ongoing conflict between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

"Preliminary investigations revealed that the helicopter was of type Eurocopter AS350 and that several of the passengers that were killed were PKK fighters," the counterterrorism force said. 

Turkey’s defense ministry was quick to deny reports that the crashed chopper belonged to the Turkish armed forces.

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