A total of 22 American soldiers were wounded after a helicopter accident took place in northeastern Syria, the military announced on Monday.
The authorities indicated that it was investigating the cause of the incident, which it called a “mishap,” affirming that no enemy fire had been reported.
In a brief statement, the military’s Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East, highlighted that the troops sustained “injuries of various degrees”.
Ten of the victims were evacuated to hospitals outside the region for treatment, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the Central Command officials did not immediately disclose further information.
Hundreds of American troops and contractors are based in Syria. The troops work with Kurdish fighters to fight a resurgence of the militant group IS, which was ostensibly defeated as a self-declared caliphate in 2019, after five years of wreaking havoc across Iraq and Syria.
In March, a US contractor was killed and six other Americans were hurt when Iranian-backed militias launched a volley of rocket and drone attacks against coalition bases.