WASHINGTON: The Taliban insurgents who shot down a US military helicopter in Afghanistan, leaving 30 American troops dead, have been hunted down and killed by allied forces, the US commander said Wednesday.
General John Allen, the new commander of US forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that "at approximately midnight on 8th August, coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for this attack.
As reported earlier, the Taliban lured US forces into an elaborate trap to shoot down their helicopter; killing 30 American troops in the deadliest such incident of the war.
A total of 38 people – 30 US troops, many of them special forces, seven Afghan commandos and an interpreter – were killed when their Chinook came down during an anti-Taliban operation late last Friday.
The crash marked the biggest single loss of life for American and Nato forces since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan toppled the Taliban in late 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks.
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@nota, I think you are a fiction writer or too much into fiction and use news threads to create fiction in your mind ..Please apply some common sense on reading news .. The OBL wives and children left in the compound and under pakistani custody can be grilled easily for days in arabic or whatever they speak and retrieve the whole truth about Bin laden presence.Plus Pakistani police can take DNA samples from his children and check with known OBL son residing in germany and confirm . I mean you just have to speak to the innocent looking children and ask who is your daddy and what happened on that night ..Truth before your eyes ...I am educating you to think using common sense in your day to day affairs in pakistan so that you dont waste your imaginations into real life but use it in other creative areas.
@Crimson Blue: They both are bad for only handful of peoples, not all or even majority. Masses will stick to either one of the ideology.
Terrorism is the war of the poor while war is the terrorism of the Rich (Imperialist/Capitalists)
Terrorism, not War, is to be condemned as its has no rules ...
@Pragmatist: US has lost everything ... That's our sole victory
US had to recall their retired super-hero 'RAMBO' to carry-out this revenge operaion.
@Pragmatist: You are funny. It was the Americans who declared that Soviets have been comprehensively defeated blah blah blah. BTW, whatever the loss, Soviets did run away and disintegrated.
There is no use fighting the invaders. The best policy should be to surrender to every invader who attacks your country. Just look at India. Throughout the history, she has accepted the rule of every invader.
@anthony And how exactly do you know "OBL has left behind wives,children who are all witness to what happened that night"? Just because they told you so?? What a joke! These are the same people claimed Obama, Hillary & Co were waching the operation "Live" in the WH situation room till Leon Painetta admitted they were just pretending as there was no live feed. Now these are the same people who leaked many pics of dead OBL which were all proven fakes. These are the same people who put out the sensational story of the "fire-fight" which they later admitted was ALL lies. Of course there are also questions about that so-called family of Osama's existence but I won't get into that.
But I WILL get into the fact that the Americans are already changing the story of the Navy SEALS. Let's not also forget that it was the US press that reported that the SEALS killed were the same that raided OBL compound so US can't blame the Pakistani press for carrying the story. In fact, some still swear the SEALS were eliminated as a cover-up. See Gordon Duff's piece in Veterans Today, e.g., who calls it outright "MURDER".
BTW: What is funny is Obama now enlisting the help of Hollywood to sell the tall tale that confirms to me it is all a pack of lies (interestingly, he chose the director of the pure propaganda film 'Hurt Locker' that tried to sell the lies about Iraq and despite it 'getting' SIX Oscars, it failed miserably at the box office (People are smarter than what Obama thinks): Obama under fire for giving Hurt Locker director access to Navy SEALs to make Bin Laden film
Taliban insurgents shooting down a U.S. helicopter Taliban insurgents responsible for shooting down a U.S. helicopter and killing 38 U.S. the top American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. They are still seeking the top insurgent leader they were going after in Saturday's mission that’s International forces killed.
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen told a Pentagon news conference that an F-16 air strike Monday took out fewer than 10 insurgents involved in the attack on the Chinook helicopter.
In a separate statement Wednesday, the military said the Monday strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the rocket-propelled grenade at the helicopter. The military said intelligence gained on the ground provided a high degree of confidence that the insurgent who fired the grenade was the person killed.
First please understand the background. The raid was at midnight at around 2 am and mission control would have spotted where the rpg was fired from but it is impossible to track non stop of a lone taliban from night till dawn and for days and finally kill him .Its a joke if anyone believes this .Sure Taliban will be laughing . But I dont agree with few pakistani readers jumping into bandwagon to class this lie with OBL saga ..OBL has left behind wives,children who are all witness to what happened that night ..If you have doubts go ask your establishment folks who interviewed OBL kith and kin..
Taliban have won nothing. Their strategy is simple. Keep sending men out to fight no matter how many losses they take. It only shows that they don't value their own lives because there's very little to live for. The Russians killed 1,000,000 Taliban while they themselves took 20,000 casualities. Yet it is seen as a Taliban victory. Lol !!
US is telling more fibs by the hour as it becomes a global joke. Do they think that the whole world is filled with Zionist brainwashed cretins who watch FOX/CNN/BBC crap?
Lot of twist in the story either by our media houses or due to threat from somewhere. Are they pointing towards haqqani group in which more than 25 were recently killed?????
Fake already dead Osama death.
Kill the seal team which was part of fake assault.
Kill the militants who killed the seal.
To protect one lie, invent new lies and kill any evidence.
@Roflcopter: You have a distinct habit of being uninformed whenever I see your comments. I'm not talking simply being wrong. I'm talking about real mental disability. There's more than enough of it to create a pattern even a quack psychologist would recognize. They were being tracked after it was shot down. The helicopter did not house every troop involved in the situation.
Here, though your ability to read is questionable: http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/10/us-kills-taliban-who-shot-down-helicopter-general.html
Funny, First a chopper crashes and local people see dead bodies of the soldiers during the OBL kill raid, US says, no one is hurt. Then OBL is killed and buried and no one has seen any proof. Then the OBL compound and any one associated with the it is off limits to media. Next, someone shoots down the helicopter with OBL kill team in it, with “modern weapon” and everyone dies. Then magically, the US finds the person who brought the helicopter down and kills him.
And no one is asking any questions?
Yes, and I am sure all were buried at sea ;-)
...and his body has also been dumped into the indian ocean.
A blatant lie, but the deaf and dumb Americans will believe in this heroic story
How did they know that a certain talib fired at the helicopter a week ago?
even if they did kill the insurgents responsible, one does not expect the U.S to have the same mentality as the Taliban. The goal should be bigger than just taking revenge and trying to prove something to the world while also gaining the sympathy of the U.S people by putting a media spin on it.
A real achievement would be if they could eradicate the problem from the source by reforming these misguided extremists and tracing the paper trail
After the death of OBL, Al-Qaeda makes an official statement that OBL has been killed in the US Navy SEAL’s operation.
In this case, no body knows which Taliban were killed and neither the Taliban Commander has made any statement that people who were involved in shooting down the helicopter were killed.
Us has made a statement just for the sake of statement to keep its words up.
Sounds like a Hollywood script for the next RAMBO movie ...
HAHA..what a joke and america has won the war...lol
An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind.
That means the Allied forces captured the guy alive, and upon his confession they executed him. What a lie!
Yes . . . and don't forget that they have created 50 more Taliban fighters in their place.
haha...yeah right, we believe you...honestly.
We should condemn both, Western Imperialism AND Terrorism. Both are equal evils.
How do they know exactly who shot down the chopper? Seems to me they're just trying to make headlines "hey look we took revenege".
The Junnat must be filling up fast during the holy month of Ramzan.