Pentagon: 7 Dead in U.S. Black Hawk Helicopter Crash in Iraq
The Department of Defense confirmed early Friday that seven U.S. service members were killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The Pentagon said the craft was operating as a medevac and was not involved in a combat mission. Military investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash, which happened near the Syrian border in a town known for insurgent activity. No further details were available.