Military Helicopter crash near Iraq kills thirteen Turkish soldiers

June 1, 2017

All 13 Turkish soldiers died in a Cougar military helicopter crash in Senoba district of Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province. The helicopter crashed after getting caught in a high-voltage power line.

In a statement, the army said the AS 532 Cougar had crashed shortly after taking off around 1855 GMT on Wednesday. It said emergency search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area and evaluations were underway at the crash site.

The crash occurred when Turkish troops were engaged in operations against Kurdish fighters in a mountainous region of Sirnak province.

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