On October 7, the Syrian pro-government radio station Sham FM claimed that 8 US soldiers were killed after two US-led coalition helicopters crashed near the western dam of al-Hasakah governorate. According to Sham FM, the two US-led coalition helicopter took off from the SDF military base in Tell Beydar village in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.
However, US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon Spokesman for the US-led coalition denied that any US helicopter crashed in Syria. Colonel Dillion confirmed that all the helicopters of the US-led coalition in Syria are operational. Moreover, local sources also confirmed to South Front that no US helicopter crashed in Syria on October 6.
Reports of Coalition/US aircraft crash/collision in Syria is FALSE. All Coalition/US aircraft accounted for.
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) 7 October 2017
So far, Sham FM and some other meida outlets have not removed the reports and have not published the statement of the US-led coalition spokesperson.