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Two Afghan Black Hawk Helicopters Destroyed In Taliban’s ‘Tactical Attack’ On Kunduz Airport

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Two Afghan Black Hawk Helicopters Destroyed In Taliban's ‘Tactical Attack’ On Kunduz Airport

An Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk piloted by an Afghan and American pilot fly in formation Dec. 8, 2018, while participating in the NATO led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.
Source: dvidshub.net, By Staff Sgt. Clayton

On July 11, the Taliban announced that it had destroyed two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of the Afghan Air Force (AAF).

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the group, claimed that the two helicopters were destroyed in what he called a “tactical attack” on Kunduz Airport in northeastern Afghanistan.

“The enemy also suffered casualties in this attack,” the spokesman said on Twitter without providing any addition details.

Some Afghan sources claimed that the Taliban targeted Kunduz Airport with mortars or rockets. Others, however, said that the attack was carried out with drones.

Two Afghan Black Hawk Helicopters Destroyed In Taliban's ‘Tactical Attack’ On Kunduz Airport

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A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, Fawad Aman, denied the claims made by the Taliban, calling them a “lie” on Twitter.

“The claim of the terrorist Taliban about the rocket attack on the Kunduz airport and the damage to the Air force helicopters is a complete lie,” Aman said. “Do not believe the lies and poisonous propaganda of the terrorists.”

The Taliban currently holds the third of all districts and district centers in Afghanistan. The group has been advancing nonstop on several frontlines since May 1, when the US announced a plan to withdraw its troops from the country before September 11.

These gains didn’t came without a high cost. AAF airstrikes inflicted heavy human and material losses on the Taliban in the last few weeks. This explains why the group is so eager to target the AAF.

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A clown like you

They most likely damage it with mortars or rockets. They damaging it even is a question, no pic or video.
Also, for Taliban lovers, look up Kunduz airport first before saying anything.

“Kunduz Airport is a public and military airport located 5 miles south-southeast of Kunduz, a city in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan.”

The Objective

Here you are again my friend. A couple of days ago, you claimed that the son of a warlord is preparing Shiite militias to fight the Taliban. You also claimed that Iran is already in the fray helping the Shias. Well, I want you to google Afghanistan war news for yesterday and today. Two border crossings were captured by the Taliban on the Iranian border. Iran didn’t lift a finger or even complain. Right now, Iranian border forces can see the Taliban controlling the other side of the border.
You also downplayed Taliban’s recent gains saying they are exaggerated. But the current news coming in say Taliban controls at least 70% of Afghanistan. Many of the first areas to fall under the Taliban are actually Shiite dominated regions of the North.
You just don’t want to believe reality. You even bragged that Iran will hunt down the Taliban if the Taliban start killing Shias. One of your supporters here, “Hunter”, says we are murderers trying to genocide Shiites in Afghanistan. He forgets that Shiites have a rebellious nature which mostly ends in the suffering of the Shiites. If Shiite militias even try to regroup in Afghanistan, they’ll slaughtered like never before. They can obey the new SUNNI Islamic system and live in peace. or they can rebel and live in pieces. Their choice.
The Afghan government will not see December inshaAllah. And neither will Iran have any influence in Afghanistan post-Ghani and the other thugs.
Turkey is also preparing to enter Yemen as Saudi Arabia pulls out. Although we dislike the Al-Saud ruling family for their slavery to America, we are not about to let Yemen fall in the hands of a minority Shiite group. Equipment have been moved to Somalia from which operations would be launched. You are about to face the real Sunni heroes who’ll force you to negotiate an inclusive government and military, or lose what you gained over the years.

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“Two border crossings were captured by the Taliban on the Iranian border. Iran didn’t lift a finger or even complain. Right now, Iranian border forces can see the Taliban controlling the other side of the border.”

You constantly contradict yourself. A border crossing has two sides. If Iranian border crossing was captured, “THEIR” side would be controlled by the taliban. Do you understand how ridiculous you sound?

Peter Wallace

The Taliban control the Afghanistan side only. They have formally agreed with Russia that they WILL NOT cross any border and will stay within Afghanistan. When it is stated a border crossing it means they control their side only. They can then control who from their side crosses to the Iran side but does not mean they control the Iranian side at all. They have also told Russia they will deal too ISIS and the poppy fields and will allow some concessions of freedom to their former rule such as allow girls to go to school .

Arch Bungle

Black Hawk Down!

Icarus Tanović

American standard propaganda film.

eyesore

And who has been & is supplying the rag heads with arms? Just like isis Allah is culprit I suppose

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No other news sources or footage to confirm the information right now.

S Balu

AHSON INDIAN DALIT BOY IN DHOTI WAS COUNTING ON THIS HELICOPTER TO LIFT HIM OFF FROM US EMBASSY IN KABUL
NOW HE HAS TO DISGUISE HIMSELF IN A BURKA

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

The Taliban are also taking out puppet child sex slaver Quisling warlord regime army pilots while off duty.

Several have been exterminated while shopping etc and others are running away. So the puppet child sex slaver Quisling warlord regime is running out of pilots to fly its planes.

Last edited 15 days ago by Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist
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Suspect once US fully pulls out the operational availability of the Afghan run Black-hawks will quickly diminish – as the US contract maintenance personnel and parts supply chain dries up in Kabul.

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