A U.S. attack helicopter was hit by enemy fire and made a hard landing south of Baghdad. No casualties reported.
"A team of two Apaches were responding to ground troops in contact with enemy forces when one was hit and conducted a hard landing after disrupting the attack. The aircraft landed safely and no one was injured in the incident," the U.S. military said in a statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had had a few fights and used strong language because of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014