U.S. troops die in crash in Egypt
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/12/20, 05:13 pm
A helicopter went down during a routine peacekeeping mission over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Thursday. Six U.S. service members died, as well as a French peacekeeper and a Czech member of the force. The ninth member of the team, an American, suffered serious injuries.
What happened? The troops were part of an international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement in the region. The Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. Although Islamic militant groups are active in the region, the Multinational Force and Observers said in a statement it found no evidence of an attack.
Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s report about new U.S.-brokered peace deals between Israel and Arab nations.
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Leigh is acting managing editor for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate who spent six years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD. Leigh also co-wrote Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope, and Resurrection in the Face of One of America's Largest Hurricanes. She resides with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas.