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NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan leaves 2 American troops dead

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KABUL, Afghanistan – A NATO helicopter crashed in a field in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two American service members.

The U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force said the cause of the crash is under investigation but initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time.

It did not immediately identify the nationalities of those killed. But a senior U.S. official confirmed they were Americans. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information ahead of a formal announcement.

The deaths raised to nine the number of Americans, including three civilians, killed in Afghanistan so far this month.

A local official, Mir Baz Khan, said the helicopter crashed in an agricultural field in the Pachir Wagam district in Nangarhar province.

Shir Azam, a teacher who lives in a village near the site, said he heard a loud explosion, then saw the helicopter in flames as it plunged to the ground.

Then, he said, more helicopters came and American troops sealed off the site. He also said he heard nothing to indicate any shooting before the crash.
NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan leaves 2 American troops dead | Fox News
 

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The helicopters are included in this long list:

List of aviation accidents and incidents in the War in Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

122 helicopters (27 shot down) to date.
Very interesting.

In the Iraq War there were 137 helicopters lost against a regular army equipped with air defences, while in Afghanistan 122 helicopters have been lost so far against a volunteer army with no air defences.

The Muslim Deserts and The Muslim Mountains have both equally proven to be defeatist for the invaders.
 
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Very interesting.

In the Iraq War there were 137 helicopters lost against a regular army equipped with air defences, while in Afghanistan 122 helicopters have been lost so far against a volunteer army with no air defences.

The Muslim Deserts and The Muslim Mountains have both equally proven to be defeatist for the invaders.
List of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Iraq 51 helicopters were lost to hostile fire of the total 137 lost, nearly twice the number in Afghanistan. Other factors are the differences in weather, terrain and the number of sorties/hours flown, so I am not sure what the religion of the mountains and the deserts had to do with it.
 

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List of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Iraq 51 helicopters were lost to hostile fire of the total 137 lost, nearly twice the number in Afghanistan. Other factors are the differences in weather, terrain and the number of sorties/hours flown, so I am not sure what the religion of the mountains and the deserts had to do with it.
When you have faith, you'll understand why Muslims of Afghanistan in their salwar kameez are able to defeat super powers.
 

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Very interesting.

In the Iraq War there were 137 helicopters lost against a regular army equipped with air defences, while in Afghanistan 122 helicopters have been lost so far against a volunteer army with no air defences.

The Muslim Deserts and The Muslim Mountains have both equally proven to be defeatist for the invaders.
In 2003 the Iraqi army / Iraqi air force / Iraqi air defences did not operate, they did not fight back.
 

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