Absolutely horrific news from Aghanistan. Many of the Seal Team 6 members who eliminated Bin Laden have been shot down in a helicopter. It is estimated that as many as 30 American Special Forces and seven Aghani soldiers have been lost.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says there is fighting in the area where the Taliban shot down a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter, killing 38 people, including 30 American troops.
Wardak provincial spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said Sunday that a joint operation was taking place in the Tangi Joy Zarin area of Sayd Abad district where the large transport helicopter went down late Saturday. He says there were reports of Taliban casualties overnight, but had no additional information.
NATO says it has begun an operation to recover the remains of the helicopter.
The deaths marked the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war.
Right Click states that the Seals were not involved in the crash. Right now there is mixed news from the web-based media on whether or not members of a Seal Team were involved in the crash.
The loss of life is still mourned and their families are in our prayers.