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APNewsBreak: UN helicopter hit, downed in S. Sudan
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:21:30 AM »
Via AP:

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two officials have told The Associated Press that a U.N. helicopter trying to evacuate peacekeepers and civilians was fired on and sustained significant damage on Friday in the same restive South Sudan state where a U.S. helicopter was hit Saturday.

Rob McKee of Warrior Security said the U.N. helicopter was hit by small arms fire and made an emergency landing while trying to evacuate personnel from a base in Yuai in Jonglei state. A second official who insisted on anonymity because the information hasn't been released said the helicopter was abandoned and remains unable to fly. No injuries were reported.

A U.N. spokesman didn't answer a phone call or email seeking comment.

U.S. aircraft were fired on Saturday in Bor, the capital of Jonglei. Four U.S. service members were wounded.

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When will the UN understand - you don't send barges into an active fire zone. You send gunships.
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