It is not yet known to which country the helicopter crashed into the slope of a mountain near Duhok, in northern Iraq, yesterday evening. Iraqi authorities reported today that all seven people in the Eurocopter AS350 type vehicle are PKK members.
The IKBY Anti-Terrorism Unit made a statement on its official Facebook page regarding the helicopter crash in the Çemanke sub-district of Duhok.
The statement included the following statements:
"Relevant institutions in the Kurdistan Region contacted the Iraqi central government, international coalition forces and Türkiye regarding the crashed helicopter, but it was reported that the helicopter did not belong to them.
"The security forces launched a preliminary investigation into the helicopter, and initial findings indicate that the helicopter was of the Eurocopter AS350 type and some of the dead were PKK terrorists. A detailed investigation continues to determine exactly who the helicopter belongs to."
The Ministry of National Defense, in a statement yesterday, announced that the allegations in some social media accounts such as "the helicopter belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) fell in the north of Iraq" did not reflect the truth.