Thursday, July 27, 2006

Today in Afghanistan

Coalition Forces Respond to Afghan Helicopter Crash
Coalition forces from Combined Joint Task Force 76 responded to a helicopter crash that killed at least a dozen people yesterday in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's Paktia province, military officials here reported.

A Russian-made Mi 8 helicopter, owned by the Afghan government, crashed in the Qalandar Mountains near the Khost border. Initial reports indicate between 12 and 16 people were killed, officials said.

A logistics company ferrying supplies and fuel from Kabul to Khost airport operated the helicopter...
Read story in full at DoD reports... Fighting in southern Afghanistan killed 22 suspected Taliban militants, officials said Wednesday, as NATO nations approved expanding the alliance's peacekeeping force into the region. Read this story in full HERE

Stars And Strips has a nice photo gallery post...
Click it out- On patrol in Afghanistan

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