August 6th, 2011
11:17 AM ET

Dozens of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan copter crash

More than two dozen American troops are believed to have died in a deadly Chinook helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan overnight, a U.S. military official told CNN on Saturday.

Among those killed were a mix of special forces from different services, the official said. If the numbers are confirmed, the incident would be the most deadly for coalition forces in the Afghan war, according to a CNN count of international troop deaths.

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  1. Dan from Detroit, MI

    This is terrible news. Let's just put the blame where it belongs and that is squarely on Pres. Obama. Had he chose to do so, he could easily have had us out of there two years ago but he chose instead to be "politically correct" and try to pursue to war to a "military victory" although we had no right to be there in the first place!!!

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