An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flew over Kabul's Hotel Inter-Continental during an attack which left at least 10 people dead. Learn more about the attack the Taliban is taking credit for. The hotel is popular with Westerners, journalists and politicians.
The drone provided critical video of the attackers as the situation unfolded, two coalition military officials said Wednesday.
Information from the drone helped Afghan and coalition forces plan and conduct counter strikes after the attack, the officials said. Also, a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter fired on up to six insurgents on the hotel roof, the officials said. The helicopter carried snipers from the the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. The snipers were not with the U.S. military, but ISAF declined to specify their nationality because the snipers are special forces and their country views their identity a sensitive matter.FULL STORY