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The jets dropped two 500-pound bombs to provide cover while one of the Ospreys, hybrid helicopter-airplanes, landed to pick up the pilot. He was flown to the USS Kearsarge in the Mediterranean, the officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the event is still under investigation.
El-Amruni's farm now bears traces of the bombs, with pockmarks from the blast marring a metal gate in the courtyard and parts of his house.
El-Amruni was hit in the blast and received shrapnel wounds in his leg and back. But he could still walk, using an old broomstick as a crutch. He said he didn't hold a grudge against the Americans, assuming the incident had been a mistake.
"They bombed us randomly to bring the mercenaries out, because they wanted to rescue the pilot. Then they pulled out the pilot but we understand (why they did this)," he said. "We thank the forces of the coalition, the United States and France."
Originally posted by thePharaoh
well i have over 25 arab news channels and even more global news channels.
what i have pieced together is.
a downed aircraft (obviously shot down, but reported as engine malfunction )
two pilots ejected.
one pilot got away....the other was captured.
helicopter sent to rescue the detained pilot.
five people guarding the pilot were found shot dead.
its a black hawk down scenario!....we never leave anyone behind johhhhn!!
edit on 22-3-2011 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Jepic
reply to post by thePharaoh
Since you are suggesting 5 people were killed, can you find me a confirmation link my friend?
I personally thought aircrew carry lpersonal locators (maybe chipped? lol) Thats precision guidance of ordinance for you. Our newspaper article reads like propaganda. I'm glad we're headed for an election. At least that freak Harper will be gone.
A second plane strafed the field where the pilot went down. Hamid Moussa el-Amruni himself was shot, suffered shrapnel wounds in his leg and back. He propped himself up with an old broomstick and said he bore no grudge, believing it was an accident. The pilot left in a car with the Benghazi national council, taking with him the water and juice the family provided. They kept his helmet and parachute.
Originally posted by 46ACE
Has there been any clear objectives stated?
Originally posted by Sippy Cup
reply to post by mayabong
You know I just read that same artical just five mins ago and it was on yahoo, before I came here and seen this thread and its heading?? So whats really going on?
here is that positive story: news.yahoo.com...