Posted by lex, on August 10th, 2011
The Taliban who shot at a US military helicopter which crashed, leaving 38 American and Afghan troops dead, have been killed, a US commander has said.
General John Allen, US forces commander in Afghanistan, said those responsible had been targeted in an air strike.
Separately, Nato said in a statement the strike had killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired at the helicopter.
“The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the August 6th downing of the CH-47 helicopter,” the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) statement said.
But Isaf did not specify whether it was Taliban fire that had brought down the Chinook in Wardak province, west of Kabul.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Gen Allen said international forces learned where the insurgents had fled to, sought them out and killed them.
“We dealt with them in a kinetic strike,” Mr Allen said.
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Today, I’ve got nothing.