US helicopter was shot down by Taliban, ‘Ayatollah Mike’ and CIA agents were killed – sources
KABUL, (BM) – American rangers flying to the site of a downed US Air Force plane in Afghanistan were also shot down by the Taliban, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting several sources.
A few hours ago, Taliban militants published information about the downed Bombardier E-11A American military aircraft, confirming this information with the corresponding video frames.
Nevertheless, as it turned out, the American rangers heading for the scene of the tragedy in a helicopter also fell under the attack of the Taliban – the helicopter was shot down, and all 7 soldiers on board (according to other sources – 11 people – ed.), were killed. (source – Avia.pro) (Last Defender)
How exactly the helicopter was shot down is still unknown, but sources claim that, unlike the destroyed U.S. aircraft earlier, the helicopter was shot down from an anti-aircraft gun.
It is alleged that the militants ambushed the US military, knowing that the latter will head to the place of the downed plane.
At the same time according a military writer and defense analyst Ali Sherazi the CIA’s Michael D’Andrea, who was in charge of the CIA’s anti-Iran operations, was in fact killed yesterday in a plane crash in Afghanistan, which the Iranian-backed Taliban claims to have downed. Accordign to him, D’Andrea has been killed alongside four other people, including 2 USAF pilots & 2 CIA figures.
The same information was published on Iran’s only private and independent news website – IFP News. According to IFP, Russian intelligence sources have confirmed that Michael D’ Andrea, the head of US intelligence operations against Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, has been killed in Taliban’s shoot-down of a US military plane in Ghazni.
The downed plane was the mobile CIA command for Michael D’ Andrea, and now, America’s most advanced spy platform and mobile command centre with all equipment and documents are in Taliban’s hands.
D’Andrea, who was responsible for the assassination of Iran’s top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, was apparently among the officers on board the plane, the American’s Veterans Today website reports, quoting Russian intelligence sources.
Pentagon officials refuse to comment on the loss of a plane or helicopter of the US Air Force, as well as the deaths of several dozen military personnel, which obviously indicates a serious blow to Washington’s reputation in the region.
Specialists call today the worst in US history during the hostilities in Afghanistan, because, according to a number of data, only today the Taliban destroyed at least 34 US troops, one plane and one helicopter.
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Source: Avia.pro. the Veterans Today, IFP News