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In a mysterious accident, an American helicopter crashes over Syria, injuring 22

In a mysterious accident, the details of which have not yet been revealed, the US Central Command announced late Monday evening that a helicopter had been involved in an accident in Northeast Syria Sunday.

It also added in a statement that the accident resulted in the injury of 22 military personnel with varying degrees of injury. All indicated military Receiving treatment, 10 personnel have been evacuated to health facilities abroad.

No hostile fire

In addition, she confirmed that the investigation into the causes of the accident is still underway.

However, it clarified that the helicopter was not exposed to hostile fire, without giving further details.

Months ago, some US bases on Syrian soil witnessed several mysterious attacks, most of which were carried out by marches, while the finger was pointed at armed militias loyal to Iran.

American forces in Syria (archive – AP)

The most important military bases

It is noteworthy that an estimated two thousand American soldiers are deployed in dozens of military bases in Syria, since the international coalition entered its war against ISIS years ago.

Perhaps the most prominent of these is the al-Tanf base, which is located in the southeast of the country on the border triangle between Jordan, Syria and Iraq, and includes a helipad with a training camp and logistical bases.

In addition to the Rmeilan base, which is located in the northeast of Al-Hasakah Governorate and close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, as well as the Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) base near the village of Kharab Ishq, southwest of Ain Al-Arab in the Aleppo Governorate, and the Al-Mabroukah base (west of the city of Al-Hasakah), and Rubaria (the farthest northeastern Syria near the city of Al-Malikiyah on the border with Iraq), and the Tal Baidar base (northeast of the city of Ain Issa to the west of Al-Hasak), and the Tal Abyad base, which is located in the city of Tal Abyad on the border with Turkey, which is the largest gathering in Syria of American logistical units Especially.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

This is in addition to the Al-Shadadi base, which is located in the south of Al-Hasakah on a main road linking Al-Hasakah with Deir Ezzor, and it is a gathering point for special units and a helipad for helicopters.

As well as the Tabqa base, which is located west of the Euphrates River in the Syrian military airport of Tabqa, which is a focal point for the advanced support helicopters of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

American soldiers often cooperate with the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (Qeshd), which led fierce battles against the terrorist organization ISIS, which controlled vast areas in Syria and Iraq after 2011, before retreating since 2017.

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