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Taliban Claim Downing U.S. Helicopter In Helmand

The militant Afghani Taliban movement claimed in an Internet statement signed by spokesperson Qari Yusuf Ahmed responsibility for downing a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Helmand Saturday morning. The statement said the chopper caught fire after being hit, and crashed minutes after it took off.

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