Afghanistan

Militants downed US copter in Dec.: ISAF

69c1fb196a151effd9486419df05f374_LThe US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has confirmed that Taliban-linked militants brought down a US military helicopter in southern Afghanistan in December.

AFP reported on Thursday that six US troops were killed in the incident, which occurred in Zabul province on December 17.
US military officials had initially said that the Blackhawk chopper went down due to a mechanical failure.
The incident was the single deadliest day for US forces in Afghanistan since a helicopter crash killed seven Americans and four Afghans in August 2012.
The United States and its allies entered the war in Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but after more than 12 years, the foreign troops have still not been able to establish security in the country.

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