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Obama, Karzai reaffirm Afghan mission after chopper crash

08-08-2011 09:39 BJT

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US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have reaffirmed their commitment to the mission in Afghanistan. The announcement came a day after a helicopter crash brought the largest single-day loss of American forces in the decade-long Afghan war.

During the phone call, Karzai expressed his condolences over the tragic loss and reached agreement with Obama that the US mission in Afghanistan is critical to the security of both countries.

Tragic development: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a conference call from Camp David, Maryland today after a NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

 

Sympathy: Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered his condolences to President
Obama.

 

Sympathy: Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered his condolences to President
Obama.

 

US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai shake hands in 2010. Obama and Karzai reaffirmed their commitment to Afghanistan after the death of 38 troops in a helicopter crash, the White House said.

 

Virginia Beach residents Tom Hall, left, and Mark Janik, center, watch as news about the Navy Seal Team Six helicopter accident is displayed on a television at a bar in Virginia Beach , Va., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The headquarters for the Navy Seal Team Six is located in Virgina Beach. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

 

Elite: The Navy Seals are the special operations unit that killed Osama Bin Laden.

 

They've fought in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan - and in lots of places we'll never know about. Photo by Michael W. Pendergrass.

Editor:Li Wanran |Source: CNTV.CN

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