Iraqi military helicopter crashes, 9-member crew killed

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Iraqi officials say a military helicopter has crashed, killing all nine crew members.

Two army officers said Tuesday that the crash of the MI-17 helicopter was caused by a technical problem. They say it went down near the city of Kut, 160 kilometers (about 100 miles) southeast of Baghdad, far from the front lines of the war with the Islamic State group.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.