TITLE

Chopper Down Over Kunar

AUTHOR(S)
Barry, John; Hirsh, Michael; Hussain, Zahid; Yousafzai, Sami
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Bulletin with Newsweek;7/12/2005, Vol. 123 Issue 6478, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that two Special Forces Chinook helicopters had come in at sunset. The SEAL commandos, part of a supersecret task force hunting down high value Al Qaeda and Taliban fugitives, were searching for a lost reconnaissance team in the treacherous Kunar border region of Afghanistan. The recon team had been ambushed in the heavily forested mountains in mid-afternoon on June 28, 2005, apparently by Taliban fighters who may have been protecting the wanted rogue Afghan commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
ACCESSION #
17829467

 

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