Black Hawk helicopter with U.S. Marines aboard has been shot down in Afghanistan

KABUL, (BM) – The radicals of the Taliban were able to destroy the American military helicopter UH-60 Black Hawk, which transported the US Marines, learned citing news agency Aviapro.

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However, the news agency did not specify the exact date when the American helicopter was shot down. Local military sources have two versions of the incident in question.

One of the version is that the rotary-wing combat vehicle was shot down from a portable anti-aircraft missile system by a direct hit, the other according to the US military is a hard landing of the helicopter.

According to photographs from the spot, from the helicopter remained debris that little resembled its design, which could only be done by an anti-aircraft missile.

It is known that the helicopter was shot down in the Afghan province of Helmand. The exact number of crew members and military personnel on board was not disclosed, however, sources claim that we are talking about five US citizens – two pilots and three military personnel.

Recently, the American military began to suffer very serious losses in Afghanistan, which is obviously connected with the actions of Washington, which openly interferes in the affairs of another state, imposing appropriate policies on local organizations and movements.

It should be clarified that earlier Washington accused Russia of cooperating with the Taliban, stating that Russia has agreements with members of the Taliban movement about an alleged attack on American troops in Afghanistan, which was denied by both the Taliban and Russian representatives.

Afghan forces launched a large-scale operation against the Taliban in April

29 militants of the radical Taliban movement (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) were killed or injured in the northwestern province of Badghis, the press service of the military department of Afghanistan said in April this year.

During an operation undertaken by security forces against radicals blocking the Cadiz-Kalaya-Nau highway, seven militants were killed and 11 more wounded, the report said.

In addition, five more militants died and six were injured in a premature explosion of a makeshift explosive device. It was noted that to date, representatives of the radical movement have not commented on these incidents.

The peace agreement between U.S. and Taliban

On February 29 2020 the United States and the Taliban signed a peace agreement in Doha, which provides for the withdrawal of US troops and coalitions from Afghanistan in 14 months in exchange for the Taliban’s refusal to use the country’s territory to attack the United States and its allies.

The U.S. and the Taliban have been negotiating for several months in 2019.

However, in September, after a series of terrorist acts committed by the Taliban in Kabul and a number of other cities, which also killed the US soldiers, President Donald Trump ordered that negotiations with the Taliban be stopped and the agreement be canceled.

In mid-January, the Taliban sent to Khalilzad a document proposing a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan for seven to ten days. Then the representative of the Taliban political office in Qatar confirmed the resumption of negotiations between the Afghan radical movement and the American delegation.


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