Turkish military says helicopter may have been downed by Kurdish militants

May 19, 2016 09:46

ISTANBUL - The Turkish armed forces said on Thursday that a military helicopter that crashed on May 13, killing eight soldiers including two pilots, may have been brought down by Kurdish militants with a ground-to-air missile.

"As the helicopters carried out their mission, the conclusion has been reached that one helicopter may have been struck and downed with an air defence weapon that could have been a missile, possibly fired from the ground," the military said in a statement.

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