Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jihadis Responsible For CH-47 Downing Tracked Down & Killed

ISAF announces that the Jihadis identified as those responsible for the recent downing of the CH-47 which contained some 20 SEALs and other special operators, were tracked down and destroyed in an air strike.
The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition servicemembers.
It is good to note that the manhunt involved local support:
After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the shooter after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens.  The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture.
The security force located and followed the insurgents to a wooded area in Chak district.  After ensuring no civilians were in the area, the force called for the airstrike which resulted in the deaths of the Mullah Mohibullah, the shooter, and several of their Taliban associates.
“It is better to avenge a friend than to mourn him long.” --Beowulf

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