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Taliban claim responsibility for downing helicopter in Afghanistan

Posted By admin On April 20, 2012 @ 7:18 am In World News | Comments Disabled

CNN [1]
April 20, 2012

The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for downing a Black Hawk helicopter in southern Afghanistan.

“Yesterday (Thursday) evening Taliban fighters shot down a helicopter and killed all its passengers in Khanashen Dewalak area near Garmsir, southern Helmand province,” a Taliban spokesman wrote to CNN.

The helicopter’s four crew members, all of them American, are believed to be dead, a U.S. military official said.

The copter was flying in bad weather, the official said Thursday. “We cannot yet rule out enemy action,” the official said.

Fatal helicopter crashes involving members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force are not unprecedented in Afghanistan, with some of the aircraft brought down by enemy fire while others crashed for mechanical reasons.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/20/world/asia/us-afghanistan-helicopter-crash/index.html?section=cnn_latest

[2] Taliban will rule Afghanistan again, says leaked US military report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taliban-will-rule-afghanistan-again-says-leaked-us-military-report.html

[3] Claim: Second NATO Helicopter Crash Kills 33: http://www.prisonplanet.com/claim-second-nato-helicopter-crash-kills-33.html

[4] Taliban Helicopter Attack May Have Been A Trap Involving A Devastating New Weapon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taliban-helicopter-attack-may-have-been-a-trap-involving-a-devastating-new-weapon.html

[5] Video: Dramatic crash of Apache helicopter in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-dramatic-crash-of-apache-helicopter-in-afghanistan.html

[6] Taliban Shoots Down NATO Helicopter, Killing 38 In Deadliest Attack Of War: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taliban-shoots-down-nato-helicopter-killing-38-in-deadliest-attack-of-war.html

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