NATO Strikes Kill Taliban Helicopter Shooters

But second Taliban leader gets away
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2011 9:46 AM CDT
A coalition helicopter fires flares around a building, unseen, believed occupied by Taliban fighters in Kuz Kunar, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Afghan and...   (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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(Newser) – A NATO strike on Monday took out the Taliban forces responsible for downing a Chinook helicopter, reports Reuters, in a tragedy that killed all 38 Afghan and American soldiers aboard last weekend. "The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the August 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members," said a NATO statement. However, another Taliban leader targeted in the airstrike got away, military sources tell Politico.

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