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Death of a Coalition Service Member

Release No: 18-077 Aug. 20, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 20, 2018

Release # 20180820-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – One Coalition service member was killed and several injured when their aircraft crashed at approximately 10 p.m. GMT Aug. 19 in Iraq.

 

The aircraft was conducting a partnered counterterrorism mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

 

All personnel were recovered by Coalition forces immediately following the incident, and three were evacuated for further treatment.

 

There are no indications the crash was caused by hostile fire. The incident is under investigation.

 

The deceased service member’s name and further details pertaining to the incident will be released by the pertinent national authorities.

 

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