Taliban who shot down helicopter have been killed: US

Coalition forces killed Taliban insurgents responsible for the attack that killed 30 American troops.


Afp August 10, 2011

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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COMMENTS (34)

antony | 9 years ago | Reply

@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.

Asad | 9 years ago | Reply

@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 ...

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