US MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed in Northern Syria

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A US military MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed Tuesday  in Northern Syria.  No reports of civilian injuries or damage.

“The aircraft was flying a combat mission when positive control of the aircraft was lost,” the release stated. “The remotely piloted aircraft crash was not due to enemy fire. There are no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property at the crash site.

“The MQ-9 was destroyed by coalition aircraft and is not in enemy hands,” according to the statement from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.

The Air Force pledged to convene an investigation board to explore what caused the mishap.

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