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Taliban claims to have an American soldier from Chinook crash

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posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 02:40 PM
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news.yahoo.com.../nm/20050701/ts_nm/afghan_dc_21

A helicopter was shot down amid growing violnce in Afghanistan and the US military is currently searching for survivors, though claim all have been killed??? Now the TAliban is claiming to have one of the soldiers..



U.S. helicopters and hundreds of troops were searching on Friday for soldiers who went missing in Afghanistan just before a helicopter coming to their aid was shot down, while the Taliban claimed to be holding one American.


THe Taliban are stating that they have a US service member in their possesion and they sound serious...




On Friday Hakimi, whose information has often proved unreliable, said guerrillas in Kunar captured an American soldier on Wednesday who had been aboard the helicopter when it crashed.

"He was trying to escape up the mountain when our mujahideen (holy warriors) caught him," he said.

Asked what evidence the Taliban had that they were holding a U.S. soldier, he replied: "The Americans have announced themselves that some of their soldiers are missing.

"We don't need to tell lies. When we kill him, we will tell the Americans to go and get the body and that will be the proof."



The US still denies the report, and instead state all 16 were KIA during the attack. The original figure has dropped on from 17 to 16, and there are reports that there are still some missing, and that they are not all dead coming from indepenat US military sources.

Goingto be a Long, hot summer in Afghanistan.....

[edit on 1-7-2005 by esdad71]




posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 02:50 PM
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the U.S. military already say that the person missed the ride to death. the helicopter left before the soldier got on board.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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maybe they have a member of the special ops force whom the soilders in the MH47 were coming to reinforce. The goverment has already said that the squad is still currently missing and unaccounted for.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 08:03 PM
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We just have to see what happens next I don't give much credibility to this Hakim guy, he said they used a “new” weapon on the helicopter when it was just a RPG hit.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 09:01 PM
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I didn't think they had accounted for all the bodies. It would be a miracle if someone would have survived...

To be captured by the Taliban would be a death sentence...



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 11:52 PM
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"On Friday Hakimi, whose information has often proved unreliable"

I think they just heard that there were missing servicemen and are using it for propaganda purposes. SpecOps is good at escape and evasion, so there's a possibility they're running around out there somewhere and can't get in contact for some reason (radio out, radio left behind, etc).



posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 01:05 AM
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Yes its sad most of the SEAL’s on the helicopter were alive even after it got hit, the pilot even managed to keep flying and try to land it unfortunately they were 10000 ft high and on the side of a mountain, where there is no place to land. They got killed when the pilot tied to land but the helicopter rolled down the mountain into a ravine.



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