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American-dressed fighters attacked NATO checkpoint

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American-dressed fighters attacked NATO checkpoint

The Taliban militants who attacked the British military base Camp Bestion in Afghanistan last Friday destroyed six coalition combat aircraft and three refueling stations. In addition, six aircraft hangars were damaged.

As it turned out, the attackers were wearing American military uniforms, ITAR-TASS reports. From 15, the 14 militants were killed, one was captured. Earlier it was reported that as a result of mortar shelling of a British air force base in Helmand province, two US Marine Corps soldiers were killed, and nine others were injured.

According to representatives of the US Command, the attack was planned in advance. Militants broke through the base perimeter and used mortars, rockets, grenade launchers, as well as light weapon. Some of them had suicide belts filled with explosives with them.

One of the field commanders said that the main target of the attack was the British prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan last week and passed the last qualifying examination for serving as a co-pilot of the Apache helicopter. On the eve of the third in line, the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom celebrated its 28 anniversary.

Last week, Taliban militants threatened that they would make every effort to capture or capture the prince in the coming months, Harry, who is known among his co-workers as captain Wales, arrived in Afghanistan on September 7. His duties as a co-pilot of a combat helicopter include selecting ground targets and attacking them, supporting ground units from the air and escorting airplanes.

As previously stated in the British Ministry of Defense, the first 10 days are provided to the prince for acclimatization and training, after which he will begin regular departures. In particular, the prince has already completed a familiarization course on how to act in the event of the discovery of a suspicious object or a rocket attack on the base, as well as on rendering first aid.

Harry’s current mission as part of the British contingent in Afghanistan is the second in a row. At the end of 2007 - the beginning of 2008, he was there in the army for ten weeks as an artillery gunner. Then he was recalled to his homeland before the scheduled date for security reasons due to the fact that the media had disclosed his whereabouts. However, this time the media have already reported the exact coordinates of the base where the prince will be located.
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  1. fern
    fern 16 September 2012 14: 47
    +11
    Harry or PR himself, or his PR press service of the royal house. Now they will open a personal hunt for him. Apache will be brought down and then the advertisement will be real. Long ago, kings and princes did not die on the battlefield.
    1. KGB161rus
      KGB161rus 16 September 2012 15: 24
      +18
      Knock down apache

      But whoever lets him out of the base there, he is better guarded there than President Karzai himself!
      1. nycsson
        nycsson 16 September 2012 15: 46
        +4
        Quote: KGB161rus
        But whoever lets him out of the base there, he is better guarded there than President Karzai himself!

        That's right! laughing
        1. Kortik
          Kortik 16 September 2012 17: 28
          +3
          majors are majors everywhere .... eh ...
          1. Bismark
            Bismark 17 September 2012 09: 28
            -1
            I may be confusing something, but after the wedding I understand he was forbidden any business trips to hot spots.
      2. r0d0vest
        r0d0vest 17 September 2012 00: 31
        +1
        Maybe their inadvertently shot in the back?)

        In the style of the best times of the royal eras in Europe.
        1. Che
          Che 17 September 2012 08: 20
          0
          r0d0vest,
          This is the most likely scenario. In order to leave their troops there for an indefinite period. Amer and Nata will find their grave there
    2. evgen762
      evgen762 16 September 2012 16: 11
      +2
      A lot of scandals around the royal family. I need a positive.
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 16 September 2012 20: 55
      +5
      Quote: Farn
      Harry or PR himself, or his PR press service of the royal house. Now they will open a personal hunt for him. Apache will be brought down and then the advertisement will be real. Long ago, kings and princes did not die on the battlefield.

      PR or PR what difference ???
      Tell me which children of high-ranking officials went through Chechnya ???
      The personality of Prince Harry is quite controversial, but he served in Afghanistan and this is a confirmed fact !!! I think my grandmother would have found a warmer place for him !!!
      1. Focuser
        Focuser 16 September 2012 22: 16
        +1
        Whatever they say, respect and respect for him
    4. phantom359
      phantom359 17 September 2012 01: 11
      0
      fernYes, and to hell with this prince. It’s a pity that they didn’t capture it. Because of one imperfection of the British, how many conversations.
  2. Mak
    Mak 16 September 2012 14: 54
    +3
    It remains to give him a sword, to fasten armor (of course, white!) And to put squire. Knight of the 21st century, mother Itiya))))
    1. fern
      fern 16 September 2012 15: 00
      +2
      The same associations arise. Harry apparently wants the glory of Richard the Lionheart
      1. snek
        snek 16 September 2012 15: 32
        +21
        And you can imagine the son of Medvedev (well, or even at least one of the deputies or major officials) in Chechnya ... What is there in Chechnya, just in the army.
        1. fern
          fern 16 September 2012 15: 44
          +1
          I can’t do Medvedev, but I know that officials of quite large and other influential people know that they sent their sons forcibly to the army, so that they could teach them something in life
        2. nycsson
          nycsson 16 September 2012 15: 47
          +1
          Quote: snek
          And you can imagine the son of Medvedev (well, or even at least one of the deputies or major officials) in Chechnya ... What is there in Chechnya, just in the army.

          Personally, I can’t! soldier
          1. DIMS
            DIMS 16 September 2012 16: 00
            +3
            Will the Army Chief of Staff fit?
            1. ivachum
              ivachum 16 September 2012 21: 49
              +3
              I can introduce my son MOST ..... in Chechnya! I just can’t imagine where they are going to get all the Chechens for this time. soldier laughing Probably to Kazakhstan? crying
          2. Trailer
            Trailer 17 September 2012 08: 11
            0
            "Throw on Pristina" under the command of the current President of Ingushetia, Yevkurov, is an example?
      2. ivachum
        ivachum 16 September 2012 21: 51
        0
        Then he was mistaken with the direction ..... geography with history had to be taught! He needs a little to the west ... the truth is that now the chosen people live.
  3. GG2012
    GG2012 16 September 2012 14: 58
    +4
    Prince Harry is a sacrificial ram on the altar of MelkoBritania, ... it's twin towers, ... it's a symbol ... for a new round of life for the Anglo-Saxon elites, increasing military budgets and reducing social obligations of the authorities to taxpayers.
    It seems that he has already been sacrificed, and now he is being carefully "implanted" into the right situation.
    1. snek
      snek 16 September 2012 15: 40
      +4
      And when the Enterprise closer to Syria was sent here, too, everyone wrote that it was a sacrificial rampart and they would save on utilization and there would be a reason for war. This is all nonsense and nobody will sacrifice this prince either.
    2. nycsson
      nycsson 16 September 2012 17: 11
      +1
      Quote: GG2012
      Prince Harry is a sacrificial ram on the altar of Melkobritania, ...

      Afghanistan is not suitable! Well, the Taliban will kill him and then what? England will start a war with Afghanistan?
      1. GG2012
        GG2012 16 September 2012 18: 42
        +3
        Quote: nycsson
        Well, the Taliban will kill him and then what? England will start a war with Afghanistan?


        And if they kill him Kazakh-Uzbek-Tajik-Kyrgyz?
        That’s the reason to get into Central Asia.
        The First World War began with the assassination of the Archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand (Sarajevo, 11 in the morning on 28 on June 1914 of the year).

        PS Yes, and Tajikistan somehow sharply agreed to the military defense of Russia. From whom??? Guess three times !!! ...
        1. ivachum
          ivachum 16 September 2012 21: 37
          0
          You don't have to guess - this is not related to the "third in the list" to the throne .... drinks It’s just that I. Karimov quite frankly threatened the Tajiks and Kyrgyz with a water war ... How he rendered invaluable assistance to the success of negotiations between Russia and Tajikistan. I think soon the Order will be sent to him from the Kremlin for services to the Fatherland (Russia) I, II .... but, it’s not a pity, immediately and III degree. True, he’s after all .... a radish !, also Kazakhs in an alliance against Tajiks and Kyrgyz invites ..... So, do not send orders! Enough with him and letters! drinks
          1. ivachum
            ivachum 16 September 2012 21: 57
            +1
            “Water resources can become a problem around which relations in the Central Asian region will aggravate,” Islam Karimov said a week ago (being not in Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan, but in Kazakhstan). “Everything can worsen so much that it can cause more than just religious confrontation, but wars. "

            The President of Uzbekistan called on Kazakhstan as an allies because, firstly, Kazakhstan is a strong country, with min. resources and also claiming a central role in the region, and the raven will not peck out a crow's eyes, secondly, because: ““ The Uzbeks and Kazakhs have been living below all along the Syrdarya river for many centuries. And from this point of view, we cannot be silent today when some plans arise, which are solved, absolutely not interested, but in what position we will find ourselves tomorrow "(words of Karimov)."

            http://topwar.ru/18874-srednyaya-aziya-gryadet-arabskaya-vesna.html
        2. nycsson
          nycsson 16 September 2012 22: 26
          0
          Quote: GG2012
          And if they kill him Kazakh-Uzbek-Tajik-Kyrgyz?

          Well, that's another matter !!!
          Quote: GG2012
          The First World War began with the assassination of the Archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand (Sarajevo, 11 in the morning on 28 on June 1914 of the year).

          That's for sure! If they derailed the turrets, then why not ......
          Quote: GG2012
          PS Yes, and Tajikistan somehow sharply agreed to the military defense of Russia. From whom??? Guess three times !!! ...

          I have such thoughts: if NATO withdraws its troops, then the Taliban will attack Tajikistan! Something like this!
          1. s1н7т
            s1н7т 16 September 2012 23: 09
            0
            Why do they need it now? But with time - it is necessary! And all the same will pay - Yankees or Saudis.
  4. wolk71
    wolk71 16 September 2012 15: 03
    +1
    Guerrilla warfare ... What they sought and got, now the heels on their feet will burn with them.
    1. UAZ Patriot
      UAZ Patriot 16 September 2012 15: 43
      +5
      Read the comments GG2012 what kind of guerrilla warfare !!!? Taliban, alqaids there all sorts and so on. controlled from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc. Eastern "democratic" monarchies, and the rulers of these countries (sheikhs) are great friends of the same financial tycoons from Israel, Britain, Germany, France, the United States and others. maybe from Russia too (eg Berezovsky, Abramovich, Chubais, etc.) This whole big friendly company is now stirring up cheto by bringing sacrificial rams to the altar! What exactly I myself have not yet understood, but taking into account the economy they have launched. crisis, I think this is a targeted policy to intimidate its population and as a result of its consolidation and deprivation of certain freedoms, the transfer of society to martial law. What for? Well, against the background of the upcoming struggle for the Arctic, the growing role of China, Russia's attempts to get out of the control of the US Federal Reserve System, the case may end in a global mess for the redistribution of spheres of influence. And now we look at almost the whole of Africa being controled by controlled forces and radical Islamist, the people there have already been crushed, now they will take the Europeans by the bridle and the Americans and will twist them like slaves to the left or to the right, and let them eat meat in case of anything, it’s easier and they will work. for 3 crusts of bread if only Great America protected them from "Osama bin Laden" The global project of a unified government continues to be implemented and prepares for future bumps in the form of Russia and China! I think so.
      1. wolk71
        wolk71 20 September 2012 20: 10
        +1
        No one will kill the prince, he will fly away quickly to his grandmother and that’s it.
  5. Captain
    Captain 16 September 2012 15: 28
    +8
    This can be considered one of the most successful operations of the Taliban.

    Fifteen people killed six British AV-15B Harrier fighters, damaged two others, disabled six fueling complexes, damaged six hangars, and killed two Marines and wounded eight.
    1. fern
      fern 16 September 2012 15: 32
      0
      Hm. And where about the Harriers?
    2. fern
      fern 16 September 2012 15: 35
      +3
      By the way, the Taliban themselves claim that in July the losses of NATO and the troops of Afghanistan were as follows: In total: 2 enemy soldiers and officers were destroyed, 754 were seriously injured, 66 were injured, 1 cars and 104 aircraft were lost, 530 enemy soldiers and officers were captured.
      1. snek
        snek 16 September 2012 15: 38
        +3
        Quote: Farn
        382 enemy soldiers and officers were captured.

        Yeah, but there are no films with captured ones, and they do not require a ransom because of inborn modesty ...
        1. Mikado
          Mikado 16 September 2012 17: 22
          +1
          99 percent of this number are soldiers and officers of the government of Afghanistan, which Karzai heads, their NATO does not consider at all, plus postscripts
    3. Yarbay
      Yarbay 16 September 2012 15: 44
      0
      Quote: Captain

      Fifteen people killed six British AV-15B Harrier fighters, damaged two others, disabled six fueling complexes, damaged six hangars, and killed two Marines and wounded eight.

      The question is how did they get on the territory of the protected base?)))))
      here, they say something))
      1. ivachum
        ivachum 16 September 2012 21: 40
        0
        And they are a ninja! bully
      2. wolk71
        wolk71 20 September 2012 20: 11
        +1
        force method
    4. nycsson
      nycsson 16 September 2012 15: 45
      0
      Quote: Captain
      Fifteen people killed six British AV-15B Harrier fighters, damaged two others, disabled six fueling complexes, damaged six hangars, and killed two Marines and wounded eight.

      If this speeds up the withdrawal of NATO troops, then there is nothing good about it!
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 16 September 2012 23: 11
        0
        Pralna, let them get bogged down there))) If only they didn’t stare at Central Asia.
    5. Leisure
      Leisure 17 September 2012 07: 13
      0
      Yep, the cheapest "rockets", surface-to-air.
  6. snek
    snek 16 September 2012 15: 31
    +4
    destroyed six coalition warplanes

    By the way, these are the biggest one-time losses of NATO aviation since God knows what time.
    1. segamegament
      segamegament 16 September 2012 16: 22
      -1
      Quote: snek
      god knows what times

      God knows from what times, since 2003 ...


      But then it was much more deplorable ...
      1. snek
        snek 16 September 2012 16: 27
        +2
        Quote: segamegament
        God knows from what times, since 2003 ...


        Quote: snek
        one-off losses

        In Yugoslavia, NATO aviation did not lose six aircraft in one operation (or even in one day).
        1. segamegament
          segamegament 16 September 2012 18: 08
          -1
          I talked about Iraq 2003 near Basra, Al Najaf and Baghdad, at the same time 4 birds were lost within 12 hours ...
          1. snek
            snek 16 September 2012 18: 35
            +1
            Quote: segamegament
            I talked about Iraq 2003 near Basra, Al Najaf and Baghdad, at the same time 4 birds were lost within 12 hours ...

            And when exactly did this happen? And according to whose data?
            And so, for example, if the Georgians are to be believed, then they generally killed half of our air forces.
            1. ivachum
              ivachum 16 September 2012 21: 42
              +2
              According to the press service of the US Air Force ... but the more they did not commit such information punctures .... crying
            2. segamegament
              segamegament 16 September 2012 21: 54
              0
              it was May 2003, the pindocs themselves talked about this, but VERY quickly corrected ...

              now I’ll look and lay out ...
  7. andrei332809
    andrei332809 16 September 2012 15: 39
    +2
    but didn’t this bastard for us read the tsar? the hunt began, atu him, atu. that he can’t sit at home, to guard in a kraynyak near the island of Argentina? everything is calmer.
    although, on the other hand, our bureaucrats will not go to war themselves, nor will they send children
  8. Mr.Fox
    Mr.Fox 16 September 2012 15: 41
    0
    Against the background of Queen Elizabeth, who really managed to fight seriously, all these gallant adventures of Harry (I would like to say Potter) look dull and somehow even gone.
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т 16 September 2012 23: 13
      0
      Imagine this warring Elizabeth! laughing laughing laughing
  9. nycsson
    nycsson 16 September 2012 15: 42
    +1
    Yeah! I feel that the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan will accelerate !!! Here is some more information to think about:
    Afghan police kill six NATO soldiers in a day

    print

    16.09.2012 09:25

    [British and American military raids are often behind Afghan counterparts, however this does not help]

    British and US military raids often behind Afghan counterparts, however this does not help

    Two cases of attacks by Afghan police on a foreign military occurred in the south of the Islamic Republic over the past day. On Saturday evening, September 15, an Afghan police special forces officer unexpectedly opened fire on British troops as they returned from a joint patrol of the area.

    Two British nationals died on the spot, three more were injured of varying severity. The policeman himself was killed by return fire. Reuters clarified that the Afghan served in the Lokal Police special unit, which is trained by American military specialists.

    Back in August, the United States temporarily suspended the training program for Afghan soldiers and police officers in connection with the increased frequency of "insider" attacks by its Afghan "colleagues". Afghan security forces conducted a massive security check of their employees and fired more than a thousand employees. However, it didn't seem to help much.

    Just 10 hours after the attack by an Afghan policeman, another similar incident occurred in the same Helmand province. As a result of the shelling of NATO soldiers by local police, 4 servicemen of the international coalition troops were killed. Their nationality is not yet called, however, according to some reports, it may also be British soldiers.

    The number of surprise attacks by Afghan military and police against their "partners" from the International Security Assistance Force has increased dramatically this year. Together with the latest losses in 2012, 51 foreign military personnel died as a result of such attacks. The British Defense Department recently announced that it could shorten the length of stay of its contingent in Afghanistan despite the displeasure of its US allies.
    1. bamboo
      bamboo 16 September 2012 16: 51
      +1
      began to scum, as the losses went !!!!
      bully
  10. escobar
    escobar 16 September 2012 15: 44
    +1
    But they can prince and overthrow (in the literal sense)
    1. Yarbay
      Yarbay 16 September 2012 15: 45
      +3
      Quote: escobar

      But they can prince and overthrow (in the literal sense)

      If amers ask))))))))))
      1. tan0472
        tan0472 16 September 2012 15: 58
        +4
        Harry is easier to catch in London than in Afghanistan.
      2. nycsson
        nycsson 16 September 2012 17: 05
        0
        Quote: Yarbay
        If amers ask))))))))))

        And detail..........
      3. escobar
        escobar 16 September 2012 18: 37
        +2
        Yes, like September 11th. Amer will ask his Alkaida to bang a brat (preliminarily certainly raped) and all this to hold together the ranks of true Democrats and fighters against terror. Ipod this topic to begin a new large-scale operation.
        1. nycsson
          nycsson 16 September 2012 22: 23
          0
          Quote: escobar
          Ipod this topic to begin a new large-scale operation.

          Against who? If the prince banged in Afghanistan! Against Afghanistan or something ???
          1. escobar
            escobar 16 September 2012 22: 31
            0
            Quote: nycsson
            Against who? If the prince banged in Afghanistan! Against Afghanistan or something ???
            Well, an operation can allegedly be organized and sponsored by a third country (Iran, for example, or Syria).
      4. Pilot200809
        Pilot200809 16 September 2012 19: 25
        +2
        If they want, they will bang the red-haired garik, and they will not say anything. In chihar and without indications of mattress mats and any European advisers. It is well known how bearded men fight, but they know how to fight very well (I know what I am saying). While they are playing "war" with mattress mats and old warriors like Hekmatyar, Rabbani and Dostum do not get into this fight. And if they climbed up, that red-haired prince would never be found and the mattress covers scattered like hares
  11. Apollo
    Apollo 16 September 2012 16: 03
    +5
    The more NATO and the Taliban kill each other, the better for us.! good
    1. Kochetkov.serzh
      Kochetkov.serzh 16 September 2012 23: 31
      0
      et you correctly say comrade. soldier
  12. Mr.Fox
    Mr.Fox 16 September 2012 16: 48
    +2
    Quote: tan0472
    Harry is easier to catch in London than in Afghanistan.


    But who needs a murdered man in London? A person killed in Afghanistan is a military trophy, and in London they will say that he died from natural causes or something else (for example, he accidentally shot himself from AKM :))).
  13. not good
    not good 16 September 2012 19: 55
    0
    And what shaves want, got into a fight, get it.
  14. Stasi.
    Stasi. 16 September 2012 20: 33
    0
    Poor British keep secrecy, since the press knows where the offspring of the royal family is located. The losses of NATO will only grow, because the Afghans went through a good school after fighting with us. During the period of the Soviet troops, Westerners helped the dushmans by supplying them with weapons and military instructors. In addition, in the ranks of the Dushmans there are many Afghans who studied at our schools and academies, plus adding to this the training of American instructors. It turns out the Afghans know our military school and the west. NATO members will have to work hard to win such victory, and given how Westerners value their lives and protect them, then victory over the souls is impossible.
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т 16 September 2012 23: 17
      0
      And they do not need this victory. They need a hornet’s nest under our side.
  15. Butterfly net
    Butterfly net 16 September 2012 20: 55
    +3
    The coalition’s military losses are low and they will not withdraw troops from them. If they deduce then to reduce costs. As in Iraq, the controlled power to leave, too, will not receive. How long did the communists in Afghanistan hold out there after we left? Karzai immediately bent. On the one hand, the Taliban in Central Asia will go bad for us; on the other hand, the Taliban will destroy drugs well and the Americans, on the contrary, are not prevented from growing
  16. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 16 September 2012 22: 15
    +2
    hmm, it is necessary to send the children of our bureaucrats to serve in the Caucasian republics))
    1. MI-AS-72
      MI-AS-72 16 September 2012 22: 43
      +2
      You are right, only they are all in landons and paris, Russia is the place of "work" for dad or mom. Here, Mr. VVP, and it is necessary to begin the patriotic education of young people. Let the sons of officials and other "servants" of the people go to the Suvorov or Nakhimov schools after this 3 years in the ranks (not in the Arbat district only), and all of them respect and respect.
  17. Tamerlan225
    Tamerlan225 16 September 2012 22: 34
    0
    GIVE GOD THAT THE ROYAL FAMILY WILL FURTHER ALSO BE POSSIBLE TO LET THE ENGLISH THOUGHT WHY IT MUCH CLAIMED FOODS (PRINTS) AND THIS RAPID OLD WOMAN WHICH THE EARTH Smells laughing
  18. dsf43edhg
    dsf43edhg 17 September 2012 00: 55
    -2
    Have you heard the news? A personal information search site has appeared. Now everything became known, all the information about every resident of Ukraine, Russia and other CIS countries xurl. es / poisck-sng (copy link without space)
    This site appeared recently - but it has already made a lot of noise, since there is a lot of personal information about each of us, I even found my own nude photos, not to mention even addresses, phone numbers, etc. It's good that the "hide from everyone" button is still working - I advise everyone to do it and quickly
    1. UAZ Patriot
      UAZ Patriot 17 September 2012 01: 10
      0
      admins !!!! they try to corrupt me faster fellow
  19. Max raut
    Max raut 12 December 2012 03: 09
    0
    long ago, members of the royal families did not die on the battlefield.