30 Americans, including 22 Navy Seals, 20 of which were members of the infamous Seal Team Six responsible for bringing down Osama Bin Laden, along with eight Afghans were killed on August 6 in Afghanistan after their Chinook helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents. The incident
occurred as the team began a rescue operation. August marks the worst month
for US casualties in Afghanistan to date.
US General John Allen told the Associated Press yesterday, in Afghanistan, that a Monday airstrike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and other insurgent
whom is expected to have fired the shot.
"Mullah Mohibullah was a key facilitator in an insurgent attack cell led by Din Mohammad, a Taliban leader killed in a previous Special Operations mission," NATO issued in a statement following the incident. "As a leader in Mohammad's network in Tangi valley, Mohibullah had as many as 12 Taliban fighters under his command, including potential suicide bombers."