As President Obama mourned the loss of 30 US Service members at Dover Air Force Base, the US Military was launching an attack on the Taliban members that were responsible for the attack on the Chinook Helicopter.
Gen. John R. Allen of the Marines said that military intelligence tracked the Taliban members after the helicopter track. After clearing the area of civilians, they launched an attack which killed the Mullah Mohibullah and the man who fired the rocket at the helicopter.
A press statement released by the military headquarters in Kabul, reads:
“After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the shooter after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens. The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture.”
The statement also specifies that no civilians were in the area at the time of the attack.
The statement continues:
“After ensuring no civilians were in the area, the force called for the airstrike which resulted in the deaths of the Mullah Mohibullah, the shooter, and several of their Taliban associates.”
The New York Times reports that the Chinook helicopter crashed after it was called in to assist in the capture of a local Taliban leader. Allen says that the original target of the mission still has not been captured.
“We will continue to pursue that network.”