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The Pentagon will put the Navy SEAL death toll in the helicopter downing at 17, according to two Defense Department officials. Originally, Pentagon sources told the news media that 22 SEALs were killed.
"After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the shooter after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens," the ISAF statement said. "The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture." ISAF troops found and followed the two into a wooded area and, after ensuring no civilians were around, called for the airstrike, the statement said. Allen said the aircraft involved in the strike announced by NATO was the F-16, but he didn't say how many.
The remains of all 38 of those killed in Saturday's incident arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday for a "dignified transfer." Because the catastrophic nature of the crash made the remains difficult to identify, all were brought to the United States. The Air Force Mortuary Affairs Office explained that a "dignified transfer" is not a ceremony, but rather "the process by which, upon the return from the theater of operations to the United States, the remains of fallen military members are transferred from the aircraft to a waiting vehicle and then to the port mortuary."
Originally posted by glen200376
Just like the osama bin laden killing this stinks!There was an interesting thread the other day about alex jones predicting a helicopter would be downed soon after bin ladens death.he had a witness who in may saw the op take place and said a helicopter blew up after picking up the seals after the raid on osamas compound.he also said they cleared the crash site,bodies & all before the media got told about getting osama.Could explain the weird burial at sea and the different stories about this and the raid,well dodgy.