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13 Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, May 31 2017 May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 3:06 PM May 31, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash near the border with Iraq.

A military statement said the AS532 Cougar helicopter crashed Wednesday shortly after taking off from a base in the region of Senoba in Sirnak province. 

It is said initial information idicated that the helicopter hit a high-voltage transmission line. 

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