NATO Strikes Kill Taliban Helicopter Shooters

But second Taliban leader gets away
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2011 9:46 AM CDT
NATO Strikes Kill Taliban HeliCopter Shooters
A coalition helicopter fires flares around a building, unseen, believed occupied by Taliban fighters in Kuz Kunar, Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Afghan and NATO officials say at least 13 insurgents have been killed in eastern Afghanistan after gun battles...   (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A NATO strike on Monday took out the Taliban forces responsible for downing a Chinook helicopter, reports Reuters, in a tragedy that killed all 38 Afghan and American soldiers aboard last weekend. "The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the August 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members," said a NATO statement. However, another Taliban leader targeted in the airstrike got away, military sources tell Politico. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)

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