General John Allen
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Taliban who shot at US helicopter killed

The Taliban insurgents who shot at a US helicopter which then crashed have been killed, the commander of American forces in Afghanistan has said.

Among the 38 US and Afghan personnel killed were Navy Seals and US Air Force personnel.

General John Allen said the Taliban was fighting a losing battle, facing "relentless pressure from coalition, and increasingly, Afghan forces".

  • 10 Aug 2011