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US helicopter shot down , 2 killed

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  1. pakdefender

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    (CNN) -- The United States believes one of its armed helicopters was shot down over Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing both crew members on board, a U.S. military official said.

    NATO's International Security Assistance Force issued a statement saying that two ISAF members died "following a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan today."

    "The cause of the crash is currently under investigation," ISAF said. "... At this time it is too early to speculate on the cause of the incident."

    Operational reporting indicates there were no civilian casualties or damage to civilian property, ISAF said.

    "It is likely that the helo today was brought down due to enemy small arms and RPG fire," the U.S. military official said. The chopper was a U.S. Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopter. It went down over Ghazni province.

    In an e-mail, the Taliban claimed responsibility for downing the helicopter, saying a rocket was used.

    "After the rocket hit it, the helicopter came down and took fire," said the e-mail, sent by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.


    U.S. helicopter believed shot down in Afghanistan; 2 killed - CNN.com
     
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    RIP TO THE DEAD.
     
  3. pakdefender

    pakdefender SENIOR MEMBER

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    as one arrogant american put it 'its war what do you expcet' ( except that the arrogant american made the statment after US forces bombed and killed 15 civilians in afghanistan )

    May the fallen rest in peace and may the land thieves and their supporters who are reposible for continuing this illegal war never have peace.
     
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    RIP to the dead.
     
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    RIP the dead. My condolences to the families.

    Only the dead have seen the end of war!
     
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    america is some what also responsible for those deaths
     
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    The Taliban is also responsible for the deaths as well as the rest of Afghan deaths when they sheltered Osama Bin Laden. Good call.
     
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    RIP to the soldiers
     
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    bus 2 every crash should be 24 dead as they killed our on salala that will be news for me 2 are just useless .
     
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    they shot down this???

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    Why are you surprise?
     
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    USA is currently operating drones for surveillance.i didn't know USA is still operating these old platforms in the conflict zone..i think drones are far better option than these..
     
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    Wishful thinking does not tend to materialize. US troops have a higher survival rate in foreign terrority than Pakistan in it's own bad lands.
     
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    True but they are still capable platforms for recon and we don't have enough drones. And we don't have effective unmanned helos to replace manned versions anyways.