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What Nationality WAS the Chinook?



On March 7, 2009, the Taliban took credit for shooting down a helicopter in Helmand Province.


In the official English account (.pdf) on the Voice of Jihad web page, the helicopter was British:


"British invader army helicopter shot down in Helmand

Sunday morning 07-03-2009 at approximately 10:12 am local time, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan shot an helicopter of British invader army in Marja district of Helmand province, the helicopter was few mints after down  in Shwrawa area in Krishk district of Helmand province, all the 27 invader terrorists on board were killed it it. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf"


However, on another version, in English, Arabic and Persian with the official graphic heading of the Taliban's official web page (.pdf), the Arabic version translates (Google Translation, .pdf) into an American helicopter being shot down:


"Bring down a military helicopter to the American occupation forces in Helmand

Continental / Yousuf Ahmadi

The mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate targeted at the tenth and twelve minutes of the morning 07-03-2009 U.S. helicopter-type Thenwk, near the district center in Helmand Marjh, fell after a few minutes before he arrived at an air base "Chorao" Province Jursck the state itself.  Killed in U.S. helicopter projected (27) soldiers on board.  Hit the struggling giant helicopter while carrying soldiers from the base to another.  After the target from where the fire broke out after a few minutes and then fell, and still the flames of fire rising from it."


Tony Prudori (tony at

9 Mar 09


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