X

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

(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. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X