Six US fighter jets destroyed in Prince Harry base attack

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Six US fighter jets were destroyed and two significantly damaged when insurgents stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain’s Prince Harry is deployed on Friday, a NATO spokesman said.
Lieutenant Colonel Hagen Messer conceded that the scale of damage, carried out by more than a dozen attackers dressed in US Army uniforms and armed with guns, rockets and suicide vests who managed to storm the airfield, was unprecedented.
Three coalition refuelling stations were also destroyed and six aircraft hangars damaged in the assault at Camp Bastion in southern Helmand province, one of the toughest battlegrounds of the war, the US-led NATO force said.
In a statement, it said the attack was “well-coordinated” and carried out by around 15 insurgents, who were organised into three teams and who penetrated the perimeter fence.
“The insurgents appeared to be well equipped, trained and rehearsed,” targeting fighter jets and helicopters parked next to the runway, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in the statement released nearly 36 hours after the assault began.

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    • typical pakistani mindset. if you have not learned even after talibans slaughter your own troops then nothing will make you understand what you are incapable of understanding. No wonder a lot of people find it pathetic when someone suggests that people in this mindset can be reasoned with

      • Make difference between Paki Talibans and Afghanistan Taliban. Pakistani Talibans are actually TTP(Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan) who are trained by Israel, India and USA to destroy pakistan Army but Afghanistan Taliban are the one fighting against USA so they are the real Mujhadeen.

  1. NATO should remember that inspite of all the sophisticated weaponry and surveillance available in the world to them, nothing and nothing can stop mans will and courage to inflict damage with the small arms available to them.Let this be a lesson to NATO and USA whose only courage is unmanned drones and fighter planes to bomb villages where civilian casualties mean nothing to them.Every thing is fair in love and war

  2. NATO AND America have already lost war in afghinstan. they must learn a lesson from this war as usa economy is crashing day by day. likw 2014 america would be divided into many countries as aresult of this war .

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