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.
A helicopter has crashed near the Atris oil field in the Chamanke district of Amedi in Duhok province at 21:00 this evening, resulting in the deaths of seven individuals, whose identities remain unknown.— Kurdistan Watch (@KurdistanWatch) March 15, 2023
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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.
A Turkish #blackhawk helicopter crashed outside #Duhok in the Kurdistan Region tonight. Reports confirmed several killed Ann’s injured. pic.twitter.com/5GptwUUbtm— Afshin Ismaeli (@Afshin_Ismaeli) March 15, 2023
Turkey’s defense ministry was quick to deny reports that the crashed chopper belonged to the Turkish armed forces.
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