Turkish Helicopter Reportedly Shot Down, Duhok Governate, Iraq

At approximately 0500 EST, initial reports indicated that a Turkish military helicopter had crashed after being engaged by overwhelming ground fire near the Zab area of Duhok Governate, Iraq.

Pro-Kurdish media is reporting that “People’s Defense Forces” engaged the helicopter after it made strikes in Medya and Souther Kurdistan.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense has made no public comment as of this publication.

This is developing.

The last claim of a Turkish helicopter shootdown by Kurdish forces was in August 2020 in the mountain region of Zagros.