Coalition extends condolences to SDF over death of 9 fighters in KRI

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – The US-led Global Coalition extended a message of sympathy to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday after the latter lost nine of its fighters in a helicopter crash in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

In a tweet, Combined Special Ops Joint Task Force-Levant extended its “heartfelt condolences to our SDF partner-force and the loved ones of the heroes recently killed in a helicopter crash.”

The tweet added, “Their sacrifice and dedication to service for their country won’t be forgotten as they continue to maintain safety and stability in Syria.”

The SDF announced that it had lost nine of its fighters, including the commander of its Counter-Terrorism Units (YAT), following a crash of two helicopters en route to the city of Sulaymaniyah, due to bad weather conditions.

The fighters were traveling to the Kurdish city in Iraq within the framework of exchanging security and military experiences, in order to boost YAT’s security and fighting abilities, according to a statement released by the SDF.

Reporting by Fadel Muhammad