PKK terrorists among those on board crashed helicopter: Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government

Some of those who were on board a helicopter that crashed in northern Iraq on Wednesday are members of the PKK terror group, Iraqi’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) said on Thursday.

In a statement, the Counter Terrorism Service of the KRG said that the relevant institutions of the KRG contacted the Iraqi central government, US-led international coalition forces, and Türkiye regarding the crash in the Duhok region.

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It said that the helicopter did not belong to the PKK terrorist group but a number of its members were among those who were on board.

Initial findings indicate that it was a Eurocopter AS350 type helicopter and some of the dead were PKK terrorists.

A detailed investigation continues to ascertain to whom the helicopter belonged.

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