"There were seven people aboard, they are all believed to be dead," the official said, adding they were US service members.
Speaking to reporters as he returned from a trip to Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain, Mattis said officials he met with had expressed frequent concerns about Iranian behavior.
Salim al-Jabouri says Turkey and Iraq will defeat terrorism together through 'full cooperation'
Haider al-Abadi vows to eliminate pervasive corruption for which Iraq has become infamous
KRG relinquishes control over region's banking sector to Iraq's central government
The flight ban was part of punitive measures against KRG after last year's referendum
ISIL terrorists opened fire on civilians after setting up a fake checkpoint on the strategic road linking Baghdad to Kirkuk
Airstrikes in Hakurk, Zap, Metina, Gara regions took place as terror group was preparing attacks, says military
In mid-2014, PKK established foothold in Sinjar on pretext of “protecting” Ezidis from ISIL
A total of 117 soldiers who were wounded in Operation Olive Branch returned to their duties after treatment
Shirazi was detained by Iranian authorities last week after he criticized Iran’s ruling system
Last week, at least 27 pro-government fighters were killed in a ISIL ambush in Kirkuk
Central government wants to reduce KRG's share of national budget from 17 to 12.6 percent
Terrorists reportedly opened harassing fire at Turkish military posts
Move reportedly follows threats by Kurdistan Democratic Party to reassert presence in 'disputed' parts of Iraq
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urged international community to help with Iraq's sovereignty, territorial integrity
Unknown assailants use RPGs, automatic rifles against Iraqi Turkmen Front's office in Kirkuk city
Terrorists clash with security forces in Hawija district
Ban first came into effect after Kurdish region's ill-fated Sept. 25 referendum on independence
Airstrike targets shelters and gun emplacements in Zap region
No group claimed responsibility for attack