Mystery of the fall of U.S. helicopters in Afghanistan, which killed 38 people in it, began to lift. Local government spokesman and commander of Afghan forces in the area said the helicopter crashed after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) fired by Taliban. The incident is the deadliest single incident for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. NATO claimed that the cause of crash has still under investigation. But it is believed the helicopter was shot down
The death toll was composed of 31 U.S. soldiers and seven Afghan soldiers. Overall inside the Chinook helicopter that would take them home after an operation to complete. According to ABC News, as many as 25 U.S. soldiers who were killed were members of the elite Navy SEALs. a U.S. official said, some U.S. soldiers who were killed are members of Navy SEALs Team 6. None of those killed were part of the troops who carried out attacks against Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in May.
According to the Taliban before, they were running the operation raid a house where Taliban in the gathering of Zayd Abad district, Wardak, which is located in the southwest of Kabul. Both Shahid and the Taliban said eight Taliban were killed in the attack.
the Pentagon and NATO has not confirmed the cause of the crash. However, if the Afghan official statement is true, this incident such as repeat incidents fall Chinook helicopter in June 2005 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. At that time, four members of Navy SEALs caught in unequal battle with hundreds of Taliban militias during running Operation Red Wing, a covert operation aimed at capturing one of the leaders of the Taliban.
When about to rescue the soldiers, Chinook helicopter which contains eight members of a special aviation regiment 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) and eight other members of the Navy SEALs, was shot down by Taliban militia with RPGs, killing everyone inside.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Posted by aria at 10:05 AM . Monday, August 8, 2011
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