A commercial helicopter contracted by the U.S. was shot down by missile fire Thursday north of the Iraqi capital, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said. All nine people on board were killed, including three Bulgarians, officials said.
"The helicopter was shot by missile fire around 2 p.m. local time," a Defense Ministry statement said. The ministry did not provide the nationalities of the six others killed when the helicopter crashed.
Most EU countries are allied with US-dominated NATO - a killing machine involved in smashing one sovereign state after another. It's responsible for vast destruction, millions of casualties, and appalling human misery from the rape of Yugoslavia and post-9/11 US-led wars of aggression - based on Big Lies and deception.