Iraqi officials: IS downs military helicopter, 2 killed

February 17, 2016 6:45 PM

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BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants shot down a military helicopter west of Baghdad, killing both crew members.

They say the Bell helicopter went down Wednesday near Amiriyah Fallujah, to the south of the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

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