Five American special operations troops have been killed when their helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea throughout a coaching mission, United States officers have confirmed.
US European Command stated search and rescue operations have been launched instantly following Friday’s crash, and an investigation into its trigger is beneath means. The troops aboard the helicopter have been US Army special operations personnel, in line with two officers talking on the situation of anonymity.
The US has deployed two plane carriers – the Ford and the Eisenhower – together with supporting ships and dozens of plane to the jap Mediterranean since Hamas’ October 7 assault on Israel, aiming to behave as a deterrent to make sure the battle doesn’t broaden.
“We can definitively say that the aircraft sortie was purely related to training and there are no indications of hostile activity,” the European Command stated on Saturday. It didn’t establish the helicopter concerned.
Identities of the victims is not going to be launched till subsequent of kin notifications are accomplished, the command stated.
President Joe Biden expressed condolences in an announcement on Sunday.