March 12th, 2013
06:12 AM ET

5 Americans killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

By Masoud Popalzai

Five U.S. service members were killed when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. official said early Tuesday.

The chopper went down Monday in the Daman district of southern Kandahar during a rain storm, said Jawid Faisal, a government spokesman for the province.

There was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the incident, according to a statement by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The U.S. official, who did not want to be identified, did not offer additional information about the victims.

It was the first coalition helicopter crash with fatalities since September, when two separate crashes killed a total of 11 coalition service members.

One occurred in early September, killing two; the other in the third week, killing seven service members and injuring two more.

CNN's Barbara Starr contributed to this report; Ben Brumfield wrote in Atlanta


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  1. Slayer

    Well its always good to read when US soldeirs die as they have killed many innocent in Afghanistan.

    March 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Reply
    • patriotic

      Neocons and their kids should be send to die in Af/Pak. Not American soldiers. this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is ethnic warfare against white people.

      Why are hostile globalist elite supporting Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but turning white majority Europe, North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

      Why do gullible Whites kowtow to hostile Jewish elite, who butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars, infiltrate & subvert our banks & intelligence agencies, indoctrinate us in classrooms & mass media, impose trillions in debt, & plunder our jobs & wages?

      East Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 99% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers are annihilating Whites, like Chinese colonizers are annihilating Tibet. That's the endgame.

      "Native" Americans are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Whites weren't the only slave owners, imperialists. Muslims, Jews, China, India, Mayans, Africans all are guilty of slavery, imperialism. Whites were victims of Islamic, Jewish, African imperialism, slavery.

      Gullible Whites should reject suicidal anti-White Jewish ideologies like libertarianism, feminism, liberalism, socialism. White people should reject hostile slanders of racism, collectivism.

      Love to all, hatred to no one, but White people must unite & organize to advance their families, their fertility, their interests. Reading list:

      March 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  2. Freedom Rocked1776-2008

    Godspeed to those troops

    March 12, 2013 at 7:53 am | Reply

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