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US lost helicopter and two military personnel in Afghanistan

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US lost helicopter and two military personnel in Afghanistan

The American military contingent in Afghanistan has lost the Chinook military transport helicopter. As a result of the crash of a helicopter, two US Army personnel were killed. This was reported by Reuters, citing a statement by the command of the operation "Strong Support".


According to the agency with reference to the US military, the Chinook military transport helicopter crashed on Wednesday in one of the provinces of Afghanistan. As a result of the crash, two US troops were killed, names are not given at the request of relatives. As stated in the command, the causes of the helicopter crash are unknown, but it was definitely "not shot down by militants."

The cause of the crash is being ascertained, however, according to preliminary data, there is no reason to argue that it was caused by enemy fire

- said in a statement.

Other details of the incident are not given.

Afghan media confirm the crash of a helicopter with the death of two US troops. According to local news agency Pajhwok, the US Army Chinook military transport helicopter crashed in Logar province in the east.

At the same time, the Taliban movement banned in Russia gives details of the crash, stating that the helicopter was shot down at night by the militants in the area of ​​the village of Pangram, Shar county, Logar province. The helicopter fell from a height and completely burned down. The crash killed not only two US troops, but also more than fifty Afghan soldiers who were transported by the Chinook military transport helicopter.

The helicopter was shot down at one in the morning near the village of Pangram in the territory of Sharh county, Logar province. The helicopter crashed and completely burned down, all the foreign and Afghan soldiers on board the 54 died

- said the official representative of the Taliban Zabihulla Mujahid.

The US Army and the Afghan authorities have not yet commented on this information. On the one hand, the Taliban traditionally take responsibility for the attacks and deaths of American and Afghan troops, on the other hand, this is done some time after the publication of official data, and not immediately with the publication of details of what happened.
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    1. Thrall
      Thrall 20 November 2019 09: 22 New
      +9
      As stated in the command, the causes of the helicopter crash are unknown, but it was definitely "not shot down by militants"

      L - logic recourse
    2. APES
      APES 20 November 2019 09: 23 New
      +8
      Che you needed there

      During the presence, drug production has grown several dozen times
      1. Rzzz
        Rzzz 20 November 2019 10: 34 New
        +2
        Quote: APES
        drug production increased dozens of times

        This is done on purpose so that the barmalei re-qualify themselves as peaceful farmers.
      2. Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi 20 November 2019 11: 02 New
        +3
        Quote: APES
        drug production increased dozens of times

        Under the Taliban, about 50 tons of heroin and opium were exported from Afghanistan. Now - about 3 thousand tons. Not dozens. Almost a thousand times.
        By the way, Colombia, where cocaine is produced for both Americas, is also an allied US state.
    3. APES
      APES 20 November 2019 09: 31 New
      0
      how to condole

      Even if they want to leave, they will not be allowed to leave quietly ....
    4. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 20 November 2019 09: 43 New
      -12
      I suggest just being silent.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 20 November 2019 10: 21 New
        -13
        The only comment on the merits. I join ... sad
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi
          Oyo Sarkazmi 20 November 2019 11: 03 New
          +9
          Not ... When cannibals die, they become cleaner on Earth.
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 20 November 2019 13: 46 New
        +5
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        I suggest just being silent.

        They speak of the dead either well or nothing but the truth. The truth is not in favor of mattresses, and therefore why not speak out? This helicopter will never be used for military purposes in the US-occupied territories, which is good.
        1. Nikolai Grek
          Nikolai Grek 21 November 2019 02: 30 New
          +1
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          This helicopter

          this is a trifle compared to the fact that two war criminals can no longer inflict deaths on civilians !!! repeat repeat
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 21 November 2019 08: 50 New
            +1
            Quote: Nikolai Grek
            this is a trifle compared to the fact that two war criminals can no longer inflict deaths on civilians !!!

            That is yes. Yesterday, the Pentagon, in addition to these two, admitted two more dead military units in this incident. So there are already four.
            1. Nikolai Grek
              Nikolai Grek 21 November 2019 18: 36 New
              +2
              and lope still hide !!! repeat repeat repeat buried in a quiet !!! wassat wassat wassat
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 20 November 2019 09: 11 New
    -3
    And how did the Taliban estimate that there were 50 Afghans?
  3. Cut Samshitov
    Cut Samshitov 20 November 2019 09: 11 New
    +1
    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.
    Question to the gentlemen of journalism: who recognized the Taliban? How much can a gang leader be called a "field commander" and other nonsense?
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 20 November 2019 15: 28 New
      +2
      Quote: Cut Samshitov
      Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.
      Question to the gentlemen of journalism: who recognized the Taliban? How much can a gang leader be called a "field commander" and other nonsense?

      The Americans have spawned so many terrorists that the devil himself cannot understand them, not like journalists. Does the other question bother you? Why then do the mattresses sit at the negotiating table not with the terrorists, whom the Taliban are according to the American classification, but with the Taliban officials, and apparently being delirious, asking them to fight real terrorists from igil and al-qaeda? Okay, so they changed their shoes. Mattresses (terrorists according to the world classification) entered Afghanistan in 2001 in order to force the Taliban terrorists to fight ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists laughing So you don’t have to run into journalists, because it’s easier to sort out the material submitted by them than with the official presentation.
  4. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 20 November 2019 09: 15 New
    +3
    In Afghanistan, helicopters do not crash for no reason. Somehow in this case, more information from the Taliban is believed.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 20 November 2019 09: 24 New
      +8
      hi
      Quote: bessmertniy
      In Afghanistan, helicopters do not crash for no reason.

      And not only in Afghanistan. There is always a reason. Another thing is that they say one thing and in fact - another. Because :
      Quote: bessmertniy
      in this case, more information from the Taliban is believed.
      1. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 21 November 2019 02: 32 New
        +2
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        The reason is always

        recently dropped out of the plane a war criminal was discussed !!! repeat repeat wassat wassat laughing laughing
    2. Baloo
      Baloo 20 November 2019 10: 11 New
      +4
      Quote: bessmertniy
      In Afghanistan, helicopters do not crash for no reason. Somehow in this case, more information from the Taliban is believed.

      These were not military, they were American scientists
  5. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 20 November 2019 09: 22 New
    +2
    Husim knocked out repeat
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 November 2019 09: 33 New
    +3

    The cause of the crash is being ascertained, however, according to preliminary data, there is no reason to claim that it was caused by enemy fire

    - said in a statement.

    Overloaded nonsense.
  7. Rusfaner
    Rusfaner 20 November 2019 09: 33 New
    -1
    Sorry for the helicopter - a good car ...
    1. Cut Samshitov
      Cut Samshitov 20 November 2019 10: 12 New
      +8
      Quote: Rusfaner
      Sorry for the helicopter - a good car ...

      Tigers with panthers were good tanks .... It's not at all a pity!
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi 20 November 2019 11: 07 New
        -1
        They are "good" were only guns. The rest is collected from scrap metal.
    2. Rzzz
      Rzzz 20 November 2019 10: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: Rusfaner
      good car...

      Yah. Scary and ugly.
  8. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 20 November 2019 09: 35 New
    0
    Really damn country!
    All are fighting on its territory and are fighting, all people are dying and dying.
  9. letinant
    letinant 20 November 2019 09: 54 New
    +5
    According to indirect data, it seems that bearded men filled up the helicopter. If the helicopter was shot down, fell from a height and burned down. Two US military is not enough. There are only four crew members. The commander, 2nd pilot, flight engineer and gunner, but more often in a combat situation they plant a couple more soldiers so that the firing points are not empty. According to reference data, the lifting capacity is 50 people. not including crew. With 54 dead, that's just it, landing + crew.
    1. Vadim Zhivov
      Vadim Zhivov 20 November 2019 10: 53 New
      0
      Cool explanation and for this you + hi
  10. Sayan
    Sayan 20 November 2019 10: 08 New
    +5
    The more they bang there, the better
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 20 November 2019 10: 50 New
      -5
      Doubtful thesis. Better to whom?
      The American military contingent is present in Afghanistan, this is already a given.
      So, without daydreaming on the topic “it would be better if America didn’t go there”, specifically on the topic of news - what would be better if American soldiers were killed there as much as possible.
      Will drug trafficking decrease? The threat of terrorism? Will the living standards of the local population rise? Will interstate relations improve?
      With all my rejection of American militarism, I cannot understand you.
      Not to mention the moral side of the issue.
      1. Sayan
        Sayan 20 November 2019 11: 10 New
        +3
        I do not put forward a thesis, but simply rejoice at the death of the enemy hi
      2. Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi 20 November 2019 11: 13 New
        +2
        Quote: Flood
        Will drug trafficking decrease? The threat of terrorism? Will the living standards of the local population rise? Will interstate relations improve?

        Without Americans, all answers are positive. Can you name at least one country where the advent of Americans did not lead to an increase in crime and impoverishment?
        No wonder the Caribbean has the lowest crime and the highest standard of living - in Cuba and Nicaragua. In countries with an anti-American regime.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 20 November 2019 11: 20 New
          -3
          Oyo Sarkazmi
          be realistic
          It was not for nothing that I emphasized that we need to build on reality.
          But the reality is that today, states do not need a military presence in the region to support terrorism. The system has long been worked out and adjusted.
          The range is such that none of the interests in Afghanistan itself will voluntarily give up opium profits, regardless of the physical presence of the US military.
          And once again I repeat, I do not advocate the presence of America in Afghanistan. I advocate a package of measures to improve the situation in this country and urge adherence to standards of behavior.
          American soldiers so far, thank God, are not our enemies. Unlike their establishment.
          Once again - there is already a situation. And it's too late to cry about how things got bad after the Americans arrived. They have long been there. You need to live today and watch tomorrow. Turning, of course, to yesterday.
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi 20 November 2019 11: 29 New
            +1
            Quote: Flood
            that today states do not need a military presence in the region to support terrorism.

            Even as required. To counter anti-terrorist forces.
            If the United States were not in Iraq, how long would the IS hold out against 5 million armed Shiites? Supporters of Al Baghdadi would be slaughtered like puppies. But ... "Erroneous" attacks on Iraqi special forces. Checkpoints hindering the actions of the Iraqi People’s Police. Direct supply of weapons (from Bulgaria) and honey. help (direct from the USA)
            Same thing in Kosovo. The Taliban are kind of “not friends,” but Pakistan is a friend, and the Taliban are well treated. Like the Colombian drug mafia. If American special forces hadn’t fought against him, they would have died of hunger long ago.
            1. Flooding
              Flooding 20 November 2019 11: 38 New
              -1
              I understood your arguments. Partly agree with them.
              But I do not share your joy in the death of Americans.
        2. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 20 November 2019 11: 25 New
          -3
          "Can you name at least one country where the arrival of the Americans did not lead to an increase in crime and impoverishment?" ////
          ----
          I can name three such countries at once:
          Germany, Japan and South Korea. wink
          The advent of the Americans made these countries one of the richest and most industrialized in the world.
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi 20 November 2019 11: 40 New
            +3
            Surprise - but they were all once on the border with the USSR. And to plunder them in black was dangerous - under the pressure of a poor population they would quickly pass under the influence of the USSR.
            But name at least one rich country, except for the half-state of Canada, next to the United States. In terms of well-being as in Germany. On the ground - only the consequences of complete tearing.
            Grenada tried to build an airport, which would make it a world-class transport hub and a tourist paradise - bang, Reagan awake eliminated dreams. To Grenada now - only through Miami. And the failed airport is a reserve training base for transport aircraft. Why didn’t they complete and open, already under their control? Did not make the Grenadians rich, at least as Cypriots?
  11. vovanpain
    vovanpain 20 November 2019 10: 14 New
    +6
    And to hell with them.
  12. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 November 2019 10: 38 New
    +2
    From all of the above, we can conclude that 50 allied Afghans for Americans are not people at all and not losses at all.
  13. Bomb
    Bomb 20 November 2019 11: 21 New
    +2
    Strongly supported the barmalei, now the barmalei strongly supported.
  14. Forest
    Forest 20 November 2019 13: 18 New
    +1
    It collapsed, it was a pity there were few there.