Daesh shoots down Iraqi army helicopter killing 1

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The Islamic State jihadist group shot down an Iraqi military helicopter west of Baghdad today, killing at least one person, officials said.

The helicopter -- the second lost by Iraq in two days -- went down near Amriyat al-Fallujah, though officials differed on the exact location.

An Iraqi army aviation captain said that the Bell helicopter was shot down with a Dushka heavy machine gun, killing one crew member and wounding a second, who was rescued by another helicopter.

Lieutenant Colonel Arif al-Janabi, the police chief for Amriyat al-Fallujah, said that IS shot the helicopter down, putting the death toll at two.

Shakir al-Essawi, the head of the area's local council, confirmed Janabi's account.
Source :AFP

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