Swiergosz said it is too early to say whether the remains had been actually taken away. The crash site is in a remote, rugged terrain, and enemy fighters are in the area.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Only 16 people were on the Chinook helicopter at the time of the crash, according to Swiergosz. The Pentagon originally reported that 17 people were aboard, but Swiergosz said that number was based on an inaccurate flight manifest.
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