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Taliban Claims Black Hawk Helicopter Destroyed In Another ‘Tactical Attack’ On Afghanistan’s Kunduz

Taliban Claims Black Hawk Helicopter Destroyed In Another ‘Tactical Attack’ On Afghanistan’s Kunduz Airport (Photos, Video)

Taliban Claims Black Hawk Helicopter Destroyed In Another ‘Tactical Attack’ On Afghanistan’s Kunduz Airport (Photos, Video)









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Taliban Claims Black Hawk Helicopter Destroyed In Another ‘Tactical Attack’ On Afghanistan’s Kunduz Airport (Photos, Video)

Illustrative image. By Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce, US Army.


On July 16, the Taliban claimed that it had destroyed a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Kunduz Airport in northeastern Afghanistan.


Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the group, said on Twitter that the helicopter was destroyed as a result of a “tactical attack”. The spokesman went on to claim that the AAF was “bombing civilians” with the unarmed tactical transport helicopter.


Photos released by Mujahid show smoke rising from an unidentified object, supposedly a Black Hawk helicopter, at Kunduz Airport. The photos were clearly taken by a drone.


This was the second “tactical attack” to target Kunduz Airport this month. The first attack took place on July 11. The Taliban claimed that two Black Hawk helicopters of the AAF were destroyed and shared aerial footage. Back then, some Afghan sources claimed that the airport was targeted with armed drones.


Around 16 UH-60A helicopters are currently in service with the AAF. Earlier this month, Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib revealed the AAF will soon get seven more Black Hawk helicopters.


Taliban Claims Black Hawk Helicopter Destroyed In Another ‘Tactical Attack’ On Afghanistan’s Kunduz Airport (Photos, Video)

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The Taliban has been working to deplete the AAF by targeting its bases, equipment and pilots for a while now. Recently, the AAF inflicted serious human and material losses on the group, slowing down its advance on several frontlines across Afghanistan.


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