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U.S. helicopter ‘crashed in Taliban trap’

The Taliban lured US forces into an elaborate trap to shoot down their helicopter, killing 30 American troops in the deadliest such incident of the war, an Afghan official said Monday. A total of 38 people — 30 US troops, many of them special forces, plus seven Afghan commandos and…

Obama, Karzai speak after Afghan chopper crash: U.S.

US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai reaffirmed their commitment to Afghanistan on Sunday after the death of 38 troops in a helicopter crash, the White House said. Thirty US soldiers, reportedly including some two dozen special forces, were killed when Taliban insurgents shot down a Chinook…

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