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Wednesday 22nd August - 14 US soldiers have died in Iraq while in their helicopter, the U.S. military has said that the fourteen soldiers were from Task Force Lightning.

There were two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on patrol in the sky’s of Iraq when one of them crashed, details from the US military say that there was no hostile fire and that the crash was due to a mechanical malfunction.

As we said before the 14 Soldiers who sadly dies in the crash were all from the Army’s Task Force Lightning, in the helicopter were four crew members of the Black hawk and the other 10 were passengers. The Armr has launched an investigation as to why this incident happened.

There have now been 3,721 deaths of U.S. troops, and the sad fact is this number will only grow

The Two Blackhawk helicopters were taking part in a night operation when one of the aircraft crashed, reportedly due to a mechanical malfunction.

A statement from the US north division in Iraq said there were "no indications of hostile fire".

The cause of the incident is under investigation, the statement added. The location of the crash is not yet known, but the northern division is based in the city of Tikrit.

Of the 14 people onboard, four were crewmembers and ten were passengers. None of the deceased have yet been identified.

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