Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Militants 'shoot down helicopter'

The helicopter was shot down west of Baghdad.
The helicopter was shot down west of Baghdad.

An Iraq army helicopter has been shot down during clashes with Islamic militants west of Baghdad.

Officials said the helicopter's two-man crew was killed when their aircraft was brought down today near the city of Fallujah in Anbar province.

Fallujah has been under the control of Sunni militants since January.

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