Obama Sends his Sympathy to Family of 31 US Troops Killed in Afghan Crash
President Barack Obama mourned the death of the 31 U. S. special operations troops because of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. He said that it is a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the nation’s military personnel and their families.
An American military official announced that the helicopter was shot down last Saturday in eastern Afghanistan. This is considered as the deadliest single combat incident of the war in Afghanistan. The rebel forces took down the Chinook transport helicopter that killed 31 Americans and 7 Afghan soldiers.
Most of those who died are members of the Navy SEAL team. The weapon that hit the helicopter was still uncertain, with some reports stating that chopper was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. This highlighted the escalated level of violence in Afghanistan as American and NATO troops begin their slow withdrawal of forces from the warzone.
President Obama learned about the tragedy while he was at Camp David. He gave a written statement that stated that Americans’ thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who died in the helicopter crash in Afghanistan. He also sent his condolences to the families of the seven Afghan soldiers who were killed in the crash.