Most of 31 Dead were members of Navy SEAL Team 6
KABUL, Afghanistan — A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.
The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. source: http://www.freep.com/article/20110806/NEWS07/110806005/Helicopter-crash-kills-31-U-S-troops-most-were-members-Navy-SEAL-Team-6?odyssey=nav%7Chead
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Posted on August 6, 2011, in Government Trough and tagged Afghanistan, Kabul, osama bin laden, Special forces, Taliban, United States Armed Forces, United States Navy SEALs, Wardak Province. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.