The helicopter, reported to be an HH-60 Black Hawk, is believed to have crash landed in the Anbar region of Iraq, where pockets of ISIS-held territory still exist.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the brave troops lost in the helicopter crash on the Iraq-Syria border yesterday. Their sacrifice in service to our country will never be forgotten.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2018
The circumstances of the crash are yet to be established by US officals.
From The Daily Star
All seven US service members on board have been killed, a US military official has confirmed.
There is no indication to suggest the helicopter, which was not on a military mission, came down under hostile fire and an investigation is under way.
A search and rescue team was sent to the crash site on Friday morning local time, US officials told CNN.
In a statement, the US-led coalition said: “We are currently gathering the facts and coordinating with the appropriate national authorities.
“We will issue a statement at the appropriate time, but have nothing further to offer at the moment.”
The crash comes just days after six ISIS members were killed as the US-led Coalition launched an airstrike in west of Anbar.
US military bosses also suffered another major blow earlier this week when an F-18, twin-engine supersonic aircraft crashed in waters near Naval Air Station Key West in Florida.
Two pilots ejected from the plane, according to the US Navy.
Tragically, it has since been confirmed the two inside the aircraft died.