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7 Killed as Copter Is Downed in 'Forgotten War'

Five Americans, a Canadian and a Briton died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, apparently shot down by a resurgent Taliban. The grim news from what some have called “the forgotten war” in Afghanistan comes amid mounting casualty reports from Iraq.


AP via Yahoo:

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO troops on Thursday secured the wreckage of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter apparently shot down by Taliban militants, an attack that killed everyone on board — five U.S. soldiers, a Canadian and a Briton, officials said.

“There will be a full investigation,” said Maj. John Thomas, a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force. “We will try to determine everything that happened and to fully investigate the site.”

A U.S. military official, who insisted on speaking anonymously because the crash was still under investigation, said initial reports suggested the helicopter was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade Wednesday evening.

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