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Press Release | Aug. 20, 2018

Death of a Coalition Service Member


August 20, 2018

Release # 20180820-01



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.