OSINT: US helicopters downed in N Iraq
Two US helicopters have crashed in northern Iraq, US military officials have said.
Initial reports indicated that a single UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter had come down in the town of Mosul.
Minutes later a second helicopter crashed – although it is not clear if it was in the same incident.
A rapid reaction force was reported to be securing the area and investigating, but there was no confirmed reports of casualties.
Five days earlier, an American Chinook helicopter was shot down west of Baghdad, killing 16 soldiers in the deadliest single strike on American troops since the start of the war to oust Saddam Hussein.
Witnesses to the latest incident said the helicopter was in flames as it came down.