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US helicopter makes emergency landing in north Syria

Syrian state media reported earlier that the helicopter had crashed in Hassakeh province

This US Department of Defence photo shows combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the military organisation to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria, swapping leaders during a change of command ceremony in Baghdad, on September 9, 2020. AFP Photo /DOD/ISAIH VEGA/Handout
This US Department of Defence photo shows combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the military organisation to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria, swapping leaders during a change of command ceremony in Baghdad, on September 9, 2020. AFP Photo /DOD/ISAIH VEGA/Handout

A US coalition helicopter made an emergency landing in north Syria on Tuesday with no reported casualties, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve Colonel Wayne Marotto said.

The helicopter went down in the village of Tel Haddad, Hassakeh province. Syrian state media reported earlier that the helicopter had crashed and said that American tanks sealed off the area.

Mr Marotto tweeted on Tuesday afternoon to say that emergency personnel responded to the incident and no injuries were sustained.

Operation Inherent Resolve is the joint task force led by the US to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Updated: September 15, 2020 04:03 PM

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