NATO: Taliban who brought down copter killed
Soldiers board a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan in July.
August 10th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

NATO: Taliban who brought down copter killed

Coalition forces in Afghanistan have killed the Taliban insurgents involved with the recent downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which killed 22 Navy SEALs, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan announced Wednesday.

The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the August 6 downing in the Tangi valley of Wardak province, NATO said.

ISAF said Mullah Mohibullah was a key facilitator in an insurgent attack cell led by Din Mohammad, a Taliban leader killed in a previous Special Operations mission. Mohibullah had as many as 12 Taliban fighters under his command, including potential suicide bombers, ISAF said.

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  1. TZW

    Even one million of those uneducated men can't be equal to one US navy seal.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tomcat

    @banasy. Hello my long lost on-line comrade. I hardly go to the computer anymore. Anyway it's nice to be working again. If you don't hear from me for awhile,don't worry, I'm doing alright. Kudos to you.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    How, pray tell, do they know they got the guy who shot down the helicopter? He was afghan and he had an RPG?

    August 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Aw, thanks.
    Kudos to *you* for your fierce survival instinct!
    Glad everything is working out for you!
    Take care, my friend.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Sorry folks, I never posted that idiotic statement above. In fact, I feel like puking after hearing all this sickening bravado from all these lame-brained, right-wing blowhards here. I bet they're just as happy a s a bunch of birds in a tree today upon hearing this disgusting news!

      August 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    Let the stocks on Wall Street tumble as they may like they did today, but nothing is going to spoil the field day that the right-wing thugs on Capitol Hill are having over what those bozoes did in Afghaistan today! More sickening and endless bravado!!!!

    August 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lyndsie Graham

    I'm quite surprised that these right-wing nutjobs didn't fill this web page up with their "hosannas" over the "glorification" of what those goons over there did today in Afghanistan. All of this sickening bravado does get both corny and old after a while!!!

    August 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. villarreal

    It's nice to know the reaction time for this tragic event was prompt and not ongoing like Bin Lad's if they can find them that easy why are they still there bring them home already let them fight their own war but also on an other note I lost a good friend that same morning he wuz not in the helicopter Sgt. Dan Patron also lost his life disarming an I.e.d. I know every life lost over there is a loss but don't just focus on the number lost it could have just been 1 death that day does that mean it doesn't deserve the same attention Hope everyone over seas gets home date and soon. May all of you rest in peace and Sgt. Dan Patron you will be missed good bye my friend

    August 10, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • villarreal

      Sorry meant to say, "safe and soon"

      August 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Travis

      Another right-wing nitwit pouring out his tears over this so-called "tragedy" in Afghanistan. Those clowns knew the odds when they went over there, thnking that it would all be fun and games except this time they were proven wrong. When are the American people going to realize that there is no glory in war, only pain and heartache?

      August 11, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Villarreal

      @ Travis Are u serious did you not read the same thing I wrote nitwit your damn mom for having an idiot like u every service man or woman that losses their life in this era or any other one on the pass are the same reason they all do it for the honor and pride of their country that being said it doesn't give you the right to call them "clowns" can you say you would give your life on the words u wrote above don't think so cause your just a p@$$/ hiding in your room behind a computer everyone of them that are there in Afghanistan are there cause they believe in something and it doesn't give you the right to make their deaths a joke all and one more thing if you want to take to the next level just let me know i'll post my cell number, address, email, or whatever your p@$$/ heart desires FOR ALL THE FALLIN' HEROES WE SALUTE YOU AND FOR THE REST HURRY HOME AND BE SAFE GOD BLESS AMERICA

      August 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. malasangre

    another "leader" right. every guy they shoot was the next bin Laden. another guy trying to be his own boss.there was also afghan commandos on that chopper.

    August 11, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    ask and he shall VERY good 2 see you again tomcat! and i sincerely mean that. have missed chatting with you but am glad you're doing well. hope 2 talk with you soon

    August 11, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
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