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50 US & NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan in Past Week

Posted by musliminsuffer on August 10, 2011

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=== News Update ===

50 US & NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan in Past Week

Posted on 08/08/2011 by Juan

Juan Cole
Professor Juan Cole

Another US helicopter got into trouble on Sunday, and had to make a hard landing in the eastern Paktia province, though no one aboard was hurt. It may have been forced down by Taliban fire.

Seven US & NATO troops have been killed in fighting in Afghanistan in the past 48 hours, on top of the 30 US soldiers, 7 Afghan troops and an interpreter who were killed when a Chinook helicopter went down, likely shot down by Taliban, in Wardak on Friday.

Two of those killed Sunday were French, and 7 French soldiers were wounded.

Also on Sunday, US troops recovering the crash wreckage in Wardak ran into heavy fire from local Taliban and there was a clash near the site.

Altogether, 50 US & NATO troops have already been killed in August, and 383 have been killed this year.

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Taliban claims 33 American soldiers killed in another helicopter crash, Panetta vows to keep risking American lives

Posted by musliminsuffer on August 10, 2011

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=== News Update ===

Taliban claims 33 American soldiers killed in another helicopter crash, Panetta vows to keep risking American lives

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 | Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer Activist Post

Zabihullah Mojahid, the Spokesman for the Taliban, claimed Monday that they caused another helicopter to crash, resulting in the death of 33 U.S. troops.

This reportedly occurred in the city of Zarmat in Eastern Afghanistan, within the Paktia Province.

The scene was cordoned off by American-led NATO soldiers after the incident took place.

This information was reported to Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news agency, but NATO claimed that the helicopter merely made an emergency landing.

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Another Chinook helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan days after Taliban kills 38

Posted by musliminsuffer on August 10, 2011

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Another Chinook helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan days after Taliban kills 38

  • NATO reports no casualties
  • Taliban claim responsibility for ‘hard landing’
  • Demonstrations after claims civilians were killed in night raids
  • Incidents come barely two weeks after foreign troops began first phases of withdrawal from Afghanistan

By Daily Mail Reporter | Last updated at 1:37 PM on 8th August 2011

A NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan this morning, just two days after 38 people were killed in another Chinook crash.

Officials said there were no apparent casualties on board the ISAF helicopter, which mad a ‘hard landing’ in the volatile Paktia province.

An investigation is underway but it appears there was no enemy activity in the area at the time, confirmed ISAF spokesman Lieutenant Colonel David Doherty.

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