Seven people are now dead after a horrible crash in Iraq. According to reports, all seven service members died when a HH-60 Pave Hawk went down near Qaim, Iraq.
Iraqi security forces responded quickly and secured the area, according to a statement from Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, the director of operations for the American-led coalition battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
“This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations,” General Braga said. “We are thinking of the loved ones of these service members today.”
The crash is now under investigation. Officials do not believe at this time that enemy forces were involved in bringing down the aircraft.
"Deeply saddened by the loss of 7 U.S service members on board the U.S helicopter that crashed in Western Iraq. The U.S will fully investigate the cause of this accident. Karen and I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims," wrote Vice President Pence.
"Continuing to monitor the heartbreaking bridge collapse at FIU - so tragic. Many brave First Responders rushed in to save lives. Thank you for your courage. Praying this evening for all who are affected," wrote President Trump.
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