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Rescuers Reach U.S. Helicopter Wreckage

Rescuers have reached the wreckage of a U.S. special forces helicopter that crashed in a rugged mountain ravine in eastern Afghanistan, but there was no immediate word on the fate of the 17 troops on board, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday. ”We are at the wreckage as we speak,” Lt. Col. Jerry O’Hara told The Associated Press. ”We are conducting search and recovery operations. But we are more into the recovery stage.” He declined to elaborate on efforts to find survivors or the bodies of the 17, who were believed to have died in Tuesday’s crash. Full Story

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