A helicopter accident in northeastern Syria has resulted in 22 American service members getting injured, the U.S. military stated, while also noting that the incident did not involve any enemy fire. The incident, which is currently under investigation, involved a single MH-47 Chinook helicopter that reportedly had an issue with one rotor, causing a hard landing during takeoff. All the injured are in stable condition, and ten have been transferred to higher care facilities outside the region.
- A helicopter accident occurred in northeastern Syria, injuring 22 American service members; the incident did not involve any enemy fire.
- The mishap involved a single MH-47 Chinook helicopter that experienced a rotor issue, resulting in a hard landing during takeoff.
- All the injured service members are in stable condition, and ten have been moved to higher care facilities outside of the region for treatment.
- There are on average 900 U.S. forces stationed in Syria along with an undisclosed number of contractors and special operations forces.
- Since 2015, U.S. forces have been in Syria to assist the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces against the Islamic State group, with current efforts aimed at preventing an IS comeback.