In a statement, the MFO had also confirmed that eight members of the multinational peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula were killed in a helicopter crash, which took place during a routine mission in the vicinity of Sharm el-Sheikh.

“We are deeply saddened to report that eight uniformed MFO members were killed — six US citizens, one French, and one Czech. One US MFO member survived and was medically evacuated,” the statement said.



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