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U.S. Military: Copter Crashes Kill 10

The U.S. military confirmed Sunday that 10 U.S. troops died when two transport helicopters crashed into the sea last week off the coast of the African nation of Djibouti. The CH-53E choppers, carrying a dozen crew and troops from a U.S. counterterrorism force, went down Friday in the Gulf of Aden, near the northern coastal town of Ras Siyyan. Two crew members were rescued. In this image provided by the U.S. Military Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, members of the U.S. Military Combined Joint Task Force, right, and the Djibouti military search the area Saturday where two U.S. Marine Corps transport helicopters crashed into the sea of the coast of Djibouti. Rescuers searched the waters off Djibouti’s coast Saturday for 10 missing crew of two U.S. Marine Corps transport helicopters that crashed into the sea, a military spokeswoman said. The CH-53E choppers, carrying a dozen troops, went down Friday. Full Story

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