An American CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down while in a CSAR mission on Sturday 6 August 2011. Yesterday’s death toll has increased to reach 38 KIAs – 31 American soldiers. Most of them belonged to the NAVY SEAL who were on-board to help the troops on the battlefield during a heavy firefight. Seven of them were Afghan passengers. Video:
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Note that the American military and the Russian Rosoboronexport have previously sealed a contract for the supply of twenty-one Mi-17V5 multipurpose helicopters to Afghanistan. Here is the new agreement that should be signed as well:
According to a Libyan rebel – a former Libyan Air Force transport pilot – in the video below, this road cut off at the Tunisian border, has been converted into a two-mile airstrip (3,500 meters) to receive rebel aircraft such as C-130 or Antonov cargo aircraft which could be resupplied with weapons and ammunition.
However, the rebels would not use this freshly painted runway if NATO or the USA did not give them permission to land on this brand new airstrip:
Three major explosions and the roar of jetfighters heard over Tripoli Thursday night mean that NATO has likely stepped up its attacks on Gadhafi’s main command and control military compounds – C2 & telecommunication facilities, ammunition dump – in the outskirts of the capital. Thumping noises were heard last night, and Gadhafi’s forces in the eastern part of Libya may now be cut off from their headquarters according to this video:
Operations Odyssey Dawn; Freedom Falcon; Mobile; Harmattan; and Ellamy have turned into Operation Unified Protector for a few days.
This NATO operation aims at implementing the UNSCR 1973 (UNSCR – United Nations Security Council Resolution). Thus, Nato is enforcing the no-fly zone and an arms embargo so that the Libyan people as well the civilans centers remain unscathed.
Watch this video whose script is available on its website newsy.com: