ALERT: 22 US Service Members Injured

( – BREAKING NOW: Over the past weekend, a helicopter incident in Syria led to 22 U.S. service members getting hurt, as reported by the U.S. military on Monday evening.

The U.S. Central Command revealed in a press statement that these service members experienced injuries of varying severities during the event on Sunday in the northeastern part of Syria.

The statement from Central Command also explained that the injured service members are currently receiving medical treatment, and 10 of them have been moved to advanced medical facilities outside of the area of responsibility managed by the U.S. Central Command.

The press release confirmed that no enemy gunfire was reported during this incident. An investigation into the cause of the incident is currently ongoing.

Responding to this unfortunate news, Florida’s Republican Representative, Matt Gaetz, took to Twitter asking people to offer prayers for the injured.

“May we all pray for the health and well-being of these patriots,” Gaetz wrote in his tweet.

The U.S. government has confirmed that at least 900 troops are stationed in Syria, which includes an unspecified number of contractors.

These American forces are actively involved in non-combative roles. They are responsible for advising and assisting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in their ongoing battle against the remaining factions of the Islamic State group.

Here is the press release from the United States Central Command Headquarters: