The Pentagon of the United States has identified all the 10 servicemen killed when a U.S. MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed at sea in the southern Philippines on Thursday.
The U.S. defense department announced late Friday a detailed list of names and ranks of the victims. Of the 10 soldiers killed, eight were from the U.S. Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and the other two were U.S. Air Force para-rescuemen assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group, based at Kadena Air Base in Japan.
The copter was earlier reported to be carrying 12 passengers but the figure was later revised to 10.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The U.S. military has said there is no indication of hostile fire.
Over 600 U.S. special forces servicemen are currently operating in the southern Philippines to help the government forces fight Muslim extremists.