7 Americans among 11 killed as NATO copter crashes in Afghanistan
This UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Afghanistan is believed to be similar to the helicopter that crashed on Thursday.
August 16th, 2012
08:31 AM ET

7 Americans among 11 killed as NATO copter crashes in Afghanistan

[Updated at 8:31 a.m. ET] Seven American service members were among the 11 people killed in the helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan Thursday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said. The other four were Afghans.

[Updated at 8:28 a.m. ET] A NATO helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan Thursday killed at least 11 people, including three Americans, the alliance's International Security Assistance Force said.

ISAF said three were U.S. Forces-Afghanistan service members. The others include four ISAF service members, but it is not clear what their nationalities are.

Three members of the Afghan National Security Forces and an Afghan civilian interpreter also died. The cause of the crash is under investigation, ISAF said in a news release.

The ISAF helicopter was a UH-60 Black Hawk. The precise location of the crash was not released.

[Posted at 7:57 a.m. ET] Afghan and coalition service members were among 11 people killed Thursday when a NATO helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

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  1. USMC

    It's time to pull out of these places. We did our job, time to move on!

    August 16, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa Marie

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those that sacrificed their lives for our country. God Bless.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. SO

    Wars are only started for Commerce.
    You bombed the New York Trade Towers
    We bombed several Arab nations desposed your Terrorist Leaders, wiped out your economy and devasted your nations.
    Then many Arabs turned around and desposed the Worse Arab leades and Retook your nations.
    I think America WON big time !
    we have no else to prove.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. SPC (P) WASHBEEZY

    wmd in iraq was not a lie. it was bad intel. besides sadam had used them on his own people before. remeber the mass murder of the kurds at sadams own hands or did you just happen to forget that out of your blind hatred for President Bush? i am not gonna comment on 9/11 being an inside job because that is just rediculous.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      @SPC
      The chemicals weapons that you are talking about were supplied by us to Saddam during the Iraq- Iran war.
      And in your opinion Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz Inc. suddenly fell in love with the Kurds and the people of Iraq enough to invade that country to rid them of the dictator?
      Great take.

      August 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MMRIWE

    alphonse-

    "those "bad guys" are just civilians fighting to get rid of the foreign invaders. thats whats wrong with the usa military......a draft would make sure people really believe in what they are fighting for.......instead of killing people for a pay check."

    I am amazed that you managed to fit so many ideas that are blatantly wrong in such a small post. Bravo! To get back to reality(you seem to have lost touch with it a while back) though, a draft will fill the military with people who don't want to be there, and never did. Our military today chose to be here, we weren't forced, and we weren't drafted.
    As to the "civilians fighting to get rid of the foreign invaders" theory; wrong... just wrong. We are in Afghanistan with the consent, and at the behest of their government. These so called "freedom fighters" use tactics that would make you cringe, hiding behind women and children, lining up actual civilians as human shields, then shooting them when they attempt to run away. If that is your view of a citizen, then please, feel free to go join them, I am sure the would would not miss you one bit. If not, please, for the sake of not sounding like a pretentious, yet undereducated, nit;: shut your mouth, step away from the keyboard, and actually learn about a topic you are going to attempt to impersonate an expert on. It will save you from being being perceived as the previously mentioned nit.

    Sincerely,

    A MMRIWE (Military Member for the Removal of Idiotic "War Experts")

    August 16, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. SPC (P) WASHBEEZY

    oh and in my first post i made a spelling error. i meant to say their instead of there. i appologize.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mill Gates

    It is called population control. The elites including the American ones care nothing about your kids dying in their fake wars.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Arnold

    Get to da Choppa!!!

    August 16, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sinfully Yours

    ZOMG! Did the copter died?

    August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    More tragic and unnecessary loss of American lives. My thoughts and prayers are for the families of the soldiers.
    Do we wake up now or continue pretending that we are doing our 'job'. 100 billion dollars a year and this is the 11th year of this misadventure with no end in sight.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    @So @ SPC
    What brought down the Twin Towers, Solomon Bldg, what hit the Pentagon?And then which country was it exactly that attacked USA?
    Read the summary of our very own 9/11 Commission and you may not find these questions ridiculous any more.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    There is a lot more out there to study and research but only for the thinking. No point in repeating what has been said before.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
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