Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Taliban shoot down the helicopter in Afghanistan

31 American special forces and seven Afghan troops Killed In NATO Helicopter In Afghanistan.In a written statement, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group claimed responsibility, and said NATO had attacked a house in Sayd Abad where Taliban fighters were gathering on Friday.

"US helicopter shot down in Taliban trap"

The Taliban then fired on NATO and brought down the helicopter, killing the crew, Mujahid said.

Taliban give Big blow to Team 6 U.S Special Forces
20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a Taliban Shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan.It was also carrying seven Afghan Special Forces troops, one interpreter, five member helicopter crew and one dog.
The operators from SEAL Team Six were flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation
Regiment. That’s according to one current and one former U.S. official. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified of the loss of their loved ones.One source says the team was thought to include 22 SEALs, three Air Force air controllers, seven Afghan Army troops, a dog and his handler, and a civilian interpreter, plus the helicopter crew.The sources thought this was the largest single loss of life ever for SEAL Team Six, known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

President Hamid Karzai sent his condolences to President Barack Obama, according to a statement issued by his office.  Readmore...
It is among the worst single-day losses of American lives in the Afghan war. Readmore...
The Afghan official confirmed the militants' claim. "The US chopper that crashed last night was shot down by the Taliban as it was taking off. A rocket fired by the militants hit it and completely destroyed it," Shahid said.
Seven Afghans were also killed during the crash in the restive central-eastern region, the statement said.NATO's International Security Assistance Force spokesman Justin Brockhoff confirmed the crash and acknowledged the helicopter had been flying in area where there was reported insurgent activity, but declined to offer additional details.
Currently, there are 150,000 ISAF forces in Afghanistan, including nearly 100,000 from the United States -- the largest NATO presence in the region since the U.S.-led war began in 2001.

Comments: If all of Seal Team 6 unit that killed Osama bin Laden were there. It sound like another inside job.This incident puts a complete end to any investigation for truth behind OBL operation. 


    Anon said...

    Many thanks for all the links.

    Keep up the good work.


    - Aangirfan

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