March 12, 2013

5 Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

A sad day in Afghanistan, although this time not related to the duplicity of our allies or the Taliban. It seems the five died tragically, in a helicopter accident:

Five Americans from Nato-led foreign forces in Afghanistan have died in a helicopter crash, a US official says.

The crash took place in Daman district of Kandahar province on Monday,

"Initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the incident," said the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in a statement.

Naturally, the Taliban are claiming on their twitter account and on their webpage that the helicopter was shot down. The problem with Qari Yousef Mohammad, the Taliban spokesman making the claim, is that he has no credibility. The Taliban not only claim to be responsible for every bad thing that happens to NATO troops, it also makes false claims of killing hundreds and hundreds every month.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:36 AM | Comments |