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16 Americans Dead as Helicopters Crash in Afghan Raids

World  (tags: US, military deaths, American soldiers, military helicopters, Afghanistan, raids, insurgents )

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16 Americans died in a series of helicopter crashes and Taleban attacks across Afghanistan in one of the bloodiest days since the 2001 invasion. Ten people were killed and at least 26 wounded when a Chinook helicopter crashed....more.


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Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Monday October 26, 2009, 5:05 pm
Ten people were killed and at least 26 wounded when a Chinook helicopter crashed in western Afghanistan yesterday during a pre-dawn battle with insurgents.

In Helmand province, in the south of the country, four soldiers were killed and two seriously wounded when two helicopters (NATO) collided in mid-air, officials said. Two more soldiers died in separate incidents.The loss of life on Monday was the highest in a single day for US forces since 2005. It underlined the sense of crisis about the war in Washington, where President Obama chaired his sixth key Afghan strategy session yesterday in less than a month.

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 5:27 am
This is so horrible! Saw this on the news...prayers sent to their families. This is getting worse day by day!

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 6:05 am
My hearts so go out to their families. May this war be over soon.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 9:21 am
I am in complete agreement with Dandelion but I am not allowed to send her a green star. Blessings on these poor families.

. (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 9:58 am
Also saw this on CNN South African version... just so awful and sad... this whole war is such a tradegy in the making

Judy C (91)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 2:08 pm
Heartbreaking. Let's get out!!!

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 3:34 pm
I also seen this on CNN, So sad & awful. When is this WAR going to STOP?? Thanks Kat,.
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