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Turkish helicopter made a hard landing in Afghanistan. All aboard abducted by the Taliban

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Turkish helicopter made a hard landing in Afghanistan. All aboard abducted by the TalibanA Turkish helicopter made an emergency landing on the evening of April 21 in the Azra region of the eastern Afghan province of Logar. As originally reported by Xinhua, a civilian helicopter belonged to a Turkish company and carried engineers. According to different data from the 5 to 9 people were on board with the crew. The cause of the incident was called “bad weather conditions”.


Subsequently, the Afghan provincial authorities denied the landing version of a civilian helicopter. According to them, in the mountainous region of Azra, a helicopter of the Turkish contingent of the International Security Assistance Force made an emergency landing. All on board the military and civilians were abducted by militants of the Taliban movement, reports Khaama Press.

The head of the provincial council, Abdul Wali Vakil, clarified that the helicopter transported six Turkish engineers, two engineers from Uzbekistan and soldiers of the Afghan army. The crew of the helicopter - the Turkish military. The hostages were taken to the Dara-e Tan area, which is completely under the control of the Taliban.

The question of the reasons for the forced landing of the helicopter remains open. Most likely the car was hit by the Taliban, but did not fall and made a hard landing. This version is supported by the fact that the militants could not quickly take hostages if they were not in the immediate vicinity of the landing site. Nevertheless, neither the militants nor the Turkish command commented on the incident.
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  1. Petrospek
    Petrospek April 22 2013 11: 59 New
    +2
    But I don’t know what the Turks are doing in Afghanistan?
    1. dany
      dany April 22 2013 12: 02 New
      +6
      It may be news for you, but there are Georgians.
      1. dany
        dany April 22 2013 12: 04 New
        15
        And together they grow flowers in Afghanistan, mainly poppies.
        1. Corsair
          Corsair April 22 2013 12: 24 New
          +7
          The hostages were taken to the Dara-e Tan area, which is completely under the control of the Taliban.
          And besides the Taliban in Afghanistan, does anyone control anything? Looks like the AmERZ and Geyvropskie brave boys are sitting in their own "security areas"and the Afghan service personnel are guarding them. good Brought order ...
        2. evgenii67
          evgenii67 April 22 2013 13: 58 New
          +2
          Quote: dany
          And together they grow flowers in Afghanistan, mainly poppies.

          security, they are sellers in the "flower shop" -Americans, Dutch growing consultants, and the Georgians sing ...
      2. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel April 22 2013 12: 22 New
        +7
        From summer I read "rodents" instead of Georgians and there was a slight tantrum from laughter. wink
        1. antiaircrafter
          antiaircrafter April 22 2013 13: 00 New
          +3
          Quote: Black Colonel
          read the "rodents"

          Damn, similarly ...
      3. antiaircrafter
        antiaircrafter April 22 2013 13: 01 New
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        Quote: dany
        It may be news for you, but there are Georgians.

        and Latvians (or Lithuanians?)
      4. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg April 23 2013 00: 42 New
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        Quote: dany
        It may be news for you, but there are Georgians.


        I think if you kindly joke then there’s a couple of Belarusians ...
    2. sanyabasik
      sanyabasik April 22 2013 12: 04 New
      0
      the civilian helicopter belonged to one of the Turkish companies and carried engineers.
    3. Krapovy32
      Krapovy32 April 22 2013 12: 32 New
      +4
      Quote: Petrospek
      But I don’t know what the Turks are doing in Afghanistan?



      How is that? Ottoman Empire Revive lol
    4. Trailer
      Trailer April 22 2013 13: 25 New
      0
      Guys, and you don’t really slander!

      Ankara. 22 April. INTERFAX.RU - Russian pilots captured by the Taliban in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan are in good health, Turkish diplomats in contact with the abductors said Monday.

      Two citizens of Russia, seven Turkish engineers and their Afghan translator were abducted by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, when the night before the helicopter in which they flew to Kabul made an emergency landing.
      1. Petrospek
        Petrospek April 22 2013 14: 44 New
        0
        the funniest thing they write about the plane right now! not about a helicopter.
    5. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 22 2013 13: 48 New
      +1
      About 150 Latvian troops sent to Afghanistan



      On Friday, April 19, another batch of Latvian troops was sent to Afghanistan. The dispatch ceremony took place at a military base in Adazi. It was attended by officials, including the Minister of Defense of the country Artis Pabriks and the commander of the land brigade Dzintars Rog.

      Speaking to the soldiers, the Minister of Defense noted that the new shift in the Latvian contingent will serve as before in Mazar-i-Sharif, the administrative center of the Balkh province, but now not only with the Norwegians, but also with troops from Finland and Sweden. Such "cooperation with the Nordic countries", according to Pabriks, is one of the priorities of the Latvian armed forces.

      Latvian soldiers are entrusted with the tasks of escorting and guarding American and British military advisers, as well as, if necessary, supporting the combat operations of the Afghan army and police. The Latvian contingent is the second largest among the countries of Northern Europe.

      Recently, the command of the International Security Assistance Force has increasingly attracted small contingents to hostilities in connection with the gradual withdrawal of troops from Western Europe and the United States from Afghanistan.

      In addition, the Latvian Defense Ministry recently said that due to a serious reduction in the military presence of Western countries in the IRA, the Latvian contingent may remain in this country after 2014.

      What tasks the Latvian military will carry out after the withdrawal of most of the troops of the international coalition has not yet been reported. Most likely, the contingents of the countries of Eastern and Northern Europe will partially replace the United States and Great Britain in supporting local security forces in order to prevent a security vacuum.
      1. sergo0000
        sergo0000 April 22 2013 16: 31 New
        +4
        Lord of the Sith
        So what else are the budget holes of the Pentagon and in particular NATO to plug, if not Baltic cheap stuff. bully
    6. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 22 2013 13: 49 New
      +2
      Taliban threatens Germany over decision to stay in Afghanistan after 2014



      Representatives of the Taliban announced their intention to make the German contingent one of the main goals of their attacks against foreign troops because of the decision of the German leadership to leave part of the troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

      The German leadership announced its intention to leave about 800 military specialists in the status of instructors after 2014 on Thursday, April 18. This decision was made after consultations with NATO allies and was caused by the need to support the training mission of the West in order to maintain a military presence in the region.

      The statement about the intention to attack the Germans, the Taliban placed on their controlled resources. They called Germany’s policy towards Afghanistan "stubborn" and "irrational," and the decision to leave the troops "illogical." For this "illogicality", the German military may in the near future become a priority target of attacks by Taliban militants.

      Representatives of the movement believe that Germany simply wants to "extend the occupation" and continue the "killing and oppression of the Afghans." It is worth noting that the German contingent, located mainly in the north of the country, by 2012 became less actively involved in military operations because of the hatred of the Germans against the Germans by the Afghan population.

      The raids of German patrols even encountered resistance from ordinary civilians. At the beginning of 2012, German troops were the most unpopular among Afghans after the US military.

      It got to the point that the then commander of the International Security Assistance Force, Stanley McChrystal, was forced to arrange a public distribution to the German command. He accused the German troops of sitting out at the bases 90% of the time and demanded that they begin more active actions to restrain the activity of extremists.
    7. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 22 2013 13: 51 New
      +1
      Six Afghan police killed at checkpoint in Ghazni province



      Six Afghan National Police officers were killed during today's Taliban attack on a checkpoint in Deh Yak County, Ghazni Province. The attack was committed early in the morning, the Press TV channel reports.

      "One of the police officers associated with the Taliban let the militants into the checkpoint, where the rest of the police were still sleeping," said the chief of the district police, Fazul Ahmad Tolvak. After killing six sleeping, the bandits fled the scene. The defector policeman left with them.

      This is the second such attack in the last two days. On April 19, in Andar County, next to Deh Yak, a group of Taliban made their way to the checkpoint of the local anti-Taliban militia at dawn. The militants cut 13 sleeping militias, seized weapons and a motorcycle.

      An area of ​​sharp increase in militant activity, the Andar and Deh Yak counties of Ghazni province, are located on the border with the Sharan county of Paktika province. The area of ​​the group operating here is at the junction of two provinces.

      Today, this group has also been noted in Sharan County. Here, around 16:00 p.m. local time, IEDs worked at the bazaar in the Shakin area near the bus stop. The explosion injured six civilians and three police officers. The representative of the governor blamed the Taliban for the attack.
    8. Deniska999
      Deniska999 April 22 2013 14: 45 New
      +1
      But I wonder - why they say "abducted". Indeed, in the theoretician there is a war going on, which means they are taken prisoner.
    9. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 23 2013 00: 41 New
      0
      Quote: Petrospek
      But I don’t know what the Turks are doing in Afghanistan?


      Participate in democratization apparently. I think now also poppy will be grown laughing
  2. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI April 22 2013 12: 08 New
    0
    What the Taliban will offer for the ransom - captured foreigners are a good product.
    I’m thinking it will be several hundred thousand green at the very least bargained for an exchange of weapons.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 12: 10 New
      +3
      Quote: Lech from ZATULINKI
      I’m thinking it will be several hundred thousand green at the very least bargained for an exchange of weapons.

      Yes, they cut off their heads and the whole business.
      1. Yeraz
        Yeraz April 22 2013 12: 55 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: Lech from ZATULINKI
        I’m thinking it will be several hundred thousand green at the very least bargained for an exchange of weapons.

        Yes, they cut off their heads and the whole business.

        you are deeply mistaken Muslims agree among themselves.
        1. ultra
          ultra April 22 2013 12: 57 New
          +2
          Quote: Yeraz
          you are deeply mistaken Muslims agree among themselves.

          In Syria, "agree" already! hi
          1. Yeraz
            Yeraz April 22 2013 13: 04 New
            -3
            Quote: ultra
            Quote: Yeraz
            you are deeply mistaken Muslims agree among themselves.

            In Syria, "agree" already! hi

            Hard negotiations))) But there are pluses, Armenians are surviving from there and soon another strong Diaspora organization will become smaller. So already some Muslims have benefited from this))
            The game continues.
            1. MilaPhone
              MilaPhone April 22 2013 17: 17 New
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              Quote: Yeraz
              But there are pluses, Armenians survive from there and soon another strong Diaspora organization will become smaller. So already some Muslims have benefited from this)) the game continues.

              At the same time, they are getting rid of the largest Christian community in Syria - the Antioch Orthodox Church. And also from the Alawites, for as Wikipedia says:
              Some Muslims hated the Alawites, perceiving them not as a special religion, but as a perversion of the true faith. Ibn Taymiyah argued that the damage caused by the Alawites to the Muslim community was great, and insisted that Muslims should not enter into civil relations with the Alawites on the basis of the rules adopted by the Muslims among themselves.

              According to the Muslim enemies of the Alawites, the Alawites themselves, in turn, also distanced themselves from Muslims and more willingly approached Christians, whose women were often married. Thus, the rapprochement between the Turkish Armenians and the Kurdish Alawite tribe Zaza (in the Dersim region) was so close that the current descendants of Turkish Armenians still have a memory of the “Armenian Zaza”. This may explain the repeated occurrence of hypotheses according to which the Alawites are descendants of Christians: crusaders, Cilician Armenians, etc.

              By this they get rid not only of Christians, but also of the intelligentsia. So, Syrian Christians are more highly urbanized than Muslims, many live in Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, or Latakia. Relatively more Christians than Muslims have an education above the average level, etc.
              1. Yeraz
                Yeraz April 22 2013 17: 37 New
                0
                Quote: Milafon
                Quote: Yeraz
                But there are pluses, Armenians survive from there and soon another strong Diaspora organization will become smaller. So already some Muslims have benefited from this)) the game continues.

                At the same time, they are getting rid of the largest Christian community in Syria - the Antioch Orthodox Church. And also from the Alawites, for as Wikipedia says:
                Some Muslims hated the Alawites, perceiving them not as a special religion, but as a perversion of the true faith. Ibn Taymiyah argued that the damage caused by the Alawites to the Muslim community was great, and insisted that Muslims should not enter into civil relations with the Alawites on the basis of the rules adopted by the Muslims among themselves.

                According to the Muslim enemies of the Alawites, the Alawites themselves, in turn, also distanced themselves from Muslims and more willingly approached Christians, whose women were often married. Thus, the rapprochement between the Turkish Armenians and the Kurdish Alawite tribe Zaza (in the Dersim region) was so close that the current descendants of Turkish Armenians still have a memory of the “Armenian Zaza”. This may explain the repeated occurrence of hypotheses according to which the Alawites are descendants of Christians: crusaders, Cilician Armenians, etc.

                By this they get rid not only of Christians, but also of the intelligentsia. So, Syrian Christians are more highly urbanized than Muslims, many live in Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, or Latakia. Relatively more Christians than Muslims have an education above the average level, etc.

                Well, who else they get rid of besides the Armenians is of little interest to me, although I know. My shirt is closer, the real struggle is with the diasporas, not the Armenian diasporas in Russia, here the Russians will not allow anything except for mega-parties, all the more so something block or indicate to the leadership of Russia how this is happening in the USA.
                The Armenian diaspora in Syria is one of the most united and economically strong, plus this influenced the attitude of the Syrian state to the Karabakh conflict, and the economic and political power of the Armenians will be undermined. Yes, and the attitude of Armenia itself to the Armenians there, when ticket prices rose sharply when Assad asked to help local Armenians, a situation of negativity between the diaspora and the state was created, because everyone knows the diaspora gives Armenia more times than Armenia does.
                The next place where the diaspora can be liquidated is Lebanon. If the situation with Syria floods there in one form or another, this will be another blow to the diaspora.
                1. MilaPhone
                  MilaPhone April 22 2013 17: 55 New
                  0
                  I don’t understand why you are happy, because a certain part of this, as you put it: a “cohesive and economically strong diaspora”, can be resettled in Karabakh with the tacit approval by you of the aforementioned USA and Russia.
                  1. Yeraz
                    Yeraz April 22 2013 21: 31 New
                    0
                    Quote: Milafon
                    I don’t understand why you are happy, because a certain part of this, as you put it: a “cohesive and economically strong diaspora”, can be resettled in Karabakh with the tacit approval by you of the aforementioned USA and Russia.

                    Well, let them resettle, so what?
                    as if they hadn’t resettled before.
                    But why am I not at all worried about the occasion, if it was not possible to distinguish the poorer Armenians there by attracting free housing and benefits, then excuse me, how do the richer Syrian Armenians want to live there ?? Which have a good connection with the Lebanese and Western Armenians, where the locals upon arrival they will be provided with the best conditions.
                    And they are mostly settled not in the Nagorno-Karabakh itself, but in 2 of the seven occupied regions, but most of all in the one that is farthest from the front. Therefore, if for 20 years they have not been able to populate the poorer layer, then the more prosperous Syrians Armenians except a couple of families on the first time, which then leave for anything can not)
        2. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov April 22 2013 12: 59 New
          +1
          Quote: Yeraz
          you are deeply mistaken Muslims agree among themselves.

          In Libya, Lebanon, Egypt, Muslims urinate each other and do not really agree.
          1. Yeraz
            Yeraz April 22 2013 13: 03 New
            +1
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Quote: Yeraz
            you are deeply mistaken Muslims agree among themselves.

            In Libya, Lebanon, Egypt, Muslims urinate each other and do not really agree.

            So I’m talking about this situation, for the whole time of service the Turkish contingent had minimal problems there and I don’t understand why Turks and Afghans will agree to cut off their heads or problems, that's why you decided to give a one hundred percent forecast of their heads being cut off.
        3. ayyildiz
          ayyildiz April 22 2013 15: 20 New
          0
          The helicopter was MI-8 among the abducted eats 6 Turks 1 Russian and one Afghan!
  3. medwed1976
    medwed1976 April 22 2013 12: 18 New
    +4
    Quote: dany
    And together they grow flowers in Afghanistan, mainly poppies.

    and locals share the cultivation culture of these "flowers"
    1. lecturer
      lecturer April 22 2013 13: 27 New
      +3
      The result, after all that has been read: "Destroy the rodents to collect NOT the coffins, but the herbarium."
  4. tlauicol
    tlauicol April 22 2013 12: 20 New
    0
    bad weather conditions from Libyan warehouses caused a helicopter crash
  5. VadimSt
    VadimSt April 22 2013 12: 23 New
    +3
    Quote: Petrospek
    But I don’t know what the Turks are doing in Afghanistan?

    In Afghanistan, as part of the "international", almost 2 thousands of Turkish troops are serving.
    An interesting statement by the Turkish Foreign Minister, in response to criticism from the opposition (2012) - "Turkish troops were never in Afghanistan as part of an international force, they stood on the defense of the homeland."
  6. dc120mm
    dc120mm April 22 2013 13: 18 New
    +4
    Auf, piz - to the Turks, vryatli ani remain alive.
    1. Geokingxnumx
      Geokingxnumx April 22 2013 13: 41 New
      +4
      Quote: dc120mm
      Auf, piz - to the Turks, vryatli ani remain alive

      maybe they will survive or make a video where they are executed (ძლივს ქართველი გაიჩითა ამ საიტზე)
  7. pensioner
    pensioner April 22 2013 13: 47 New
    +1
    Quote: Yeraz
    you are deeply mistaken Muslims agree among themselves.

    Where money begins, Islam takes a break (until the money runs out). And then again - the brothers.
  8. Renat
    Renat April 22 2013 14: 02 New
    +1
    I wish you all good health. Well, the guys decided on a concrete mixer to play a little fun. Type of taxi. Yes, they did not agree on the price.
    By the way, all happy birthday to the founder and first leader of the USSR.
    1. John
      John April 22 2013 14: 53 New
      0
      Lenin chtol? We have a Lenin cafe on 16th Avenue here on the next street. For this, you can grunt a cheeseburger.
  9. Rakti-kali
    Rakti-kali April 22 2013 14: 19 New
    +3
    The Taliban urgently needed engineers? Turkish is on its way!
  10. sanyabasik
    sanyabasik April 22 2013 14: 22 New
    +1
    A helicopter with Turkish specialists was piloted by two Russian pilots.

    This is, as they say, a completely different calico ..
  11. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 22 2013 14: 27 New
    +2
    The helicopter belonged to the Khorasan Cargo company, which carries out cargo transportation on Mi-8 and Mi-17 machines. On board the helicopter, which made an emergency landing east of Kabul, were seven Turkish engineers and three crew members - an Afghan and, presumably, two Russians.

    In the morning there were reports that all passengers and crew were captured by the Taliban and declared prisoners. At the same time, the extremists did not explain what they were going to do with people. According to the Turkish company for which the engineers worked, no one was hurt during the capture.

    According to the official version, the Turks participated in an infrastructure project in the city of Khost, east of Kabul. The area in the district is controlled by Taliban militants.

    top.rbc.ru
  12. Vtel
    Vtel April 22 2013 15: 13 New
    +4
    The Turks apparently also love "with relish." And they shot down so that it would be disgraceful: "How to sow anyone, but how to collect - they arrived."
  13. horoh
    horoh April 22 2013 20: 30 New
    0
    Cool news, from the heading "deliberately can’t imagine" laughing
  14. darksoul
    darksoul April 22 2013 20: 52 New
    +1
    Quote: horoh
    shot down so that it was disgraceful: "How to sow anyone, but how to collect - they arrived."


    these can, remember how Apach bourgeoisie with a rifle landed laughing
    1. horoh
      horoh April 22 2013 21: 31 New
      0
      Yes it was laughing