NATO helicopter crashes, airstrike kills 8 Afghans (Reuters) – 123th Edition

This file photos shows a US Blackhawk helicopter taking off at a base in southern Afghanistan. A helicopter from the NATO-led foreign force in Afghanistan crashed late on Friday during an anti-Taliban operation, an Afghan official said, adding there were foreign troop casualties.(AFP/File/Romeo Gacad)Reuters – A NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan killed eight civilians, adding to a 2011 toll that is the deadliest for civilians in the decade-old war, and a NATO helicopter crashed in the east amid fighting with insurgents, police and the NATO-led coalition said on Saturday.

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