Chinook helicopter shot down in Shahjoe district
Monday, 19 December 2011 13:03 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
ZABUL, Dec. 19 – At around 09:00 pm last night, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate using a heavy machine gun shot down an Chinook helicopter of ISAF invaders in Ghulam Rabaat area of Shahjoe district, Zabul. The helicopter caught fire in the air and then violently crashed into the ground, killing and wounding all enemy troops and crew onboard.
Officials say that Mujahideen had set up the ambush near the site of another helicopter which had crash landed the other night and carried out the attack as the mentioned helicopter arrived to take away the wreckage. The area has been cordoned off from public by the enemy troops.
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URUZGAN, Dec. 21 – A 1 hour clash broke out yesterday afternoon near Terenkot city when Mujahideen attacked a joint ISAF-Afghan enemy patrol however the number of enemy casualties caused is not know [ ... ]
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URUZGAN, Dec. 21 – An ISAF tank was obliterated to pieces by a landmine at 06:00 pm yesterday, instantly killing all 5 invaders onboard in Langar area located near Terenkot city.
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2 HIRELING TROOPS KILLED IN AMBUSH
KANDAHAR, Dec. 21 – 2 hireling troops were killed yesterday afternoon during an ambush on their patrol in Kamparak area of Maiwand district.(braking news NATO says it has killed the Taliban fighters who downed a Chinook helicopter at the weekend with an RPGlauncher, in the single biggest loss of life suffered by the alliance in 10 years of war.
38 American and Afghan troops died in the crash, some of them crack special forces members of the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
“This action was a continuation of the original mission to dismantle the Taliban network in the Sayedabad of the Wardak Province. This does not ease our loss but we must and we will continue to relentlessly pursue the enemy,” said ISAF commander General John Allen.
The Taliban casualties reportedly included unit commander Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the fatal shot at the helicopter, plus an unspecified number of others. The group was targeted in an airstrike from an F16 fighter-bomber.
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