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US Military Aircraft Hit in South Sudan
« on: December 21, 2013, 08:31:08 AM »

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Re: US Military Aircraft Hit in South Sudan
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 08:42:21 AM »
Whew! For a moment there I thought Obammy wasn't going to get us involved in any more wars!   **nononono*
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Re: US Military Aircraft Hit in South Sudan
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 10:09:43 AM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/africa/193815-report-us-troops-wounded-in-s-sudan-attack

December 21, 2013, 09:48 am
Report: Four US troops wounded in S. Sudan

By Rachel Huggins

Four U.S. military service members were injured Saturday when gunfire hit their aircraft during a mission to evacuate Americans in South Sudan, the Associated Press reported.

The U.S. military aircraft was heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei, when fire from the ground hit.

A U.S. military statement quoted by Reuters said, "after receiving fire from the ground while approaching the site, the aircraft diverted to an airfield outside the country and aborted the mission," the statement said. "The injured troops are being treated for their wounds."

The State Department announced Tuesday it was suspending normal operations at the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan, and it issued a new travel warning for Americans in that region in the face of "ongoing political and social unrest."

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Re: US Military Aircraft Hit in South Sudan
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 10:14:26 AM »
The Associated Press ?@AP 10m

BREAKING: Officials tell AP gunfire hit UN helicopter Friday in same South Sudan state U.S. aircraft was hit.

Story here: http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,123911.0.html
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 10:23:20 AM by EC »
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Re: US Military Aircraft Hit in South Sudan
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 02:01:12 PM »

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