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Obama honors 30 fallen US troops in Afghanistan

08-10-2011 08:28 BJT

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US President, Barack Obama, has paid tribute to the 30 US troops killed in a helicopter crash last week in Afghanistan. Their remains were returned to an airforce base in Delaware state.

After vowing he'd be undeterred in his war strategy, Obama led a delegation of US officials honoring those who lost their lives in this single, deadliest incident for US forces in Afghanistan. Media wasn't allowed to cover the arrival ceremony.

The troops' remains have yet to be identified, due to the nature of the crash. Obama unveiled a troop drawdown plan in June to start winding down US involvement in the nearly decade-long conflict.

President Barack Obama is greeted by Col. Mark Camerer, the 436th Airlift Wing
Commander upon his arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.
The President will meet privately with families of thirty Americans killed in an
International Security Assistance Force helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan
while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the State Dining Room at the White
House in Washington, DC. Obama vowed that the United States would succeed in
Afghanistan even as the country mourns the loss of 30 American troops killed when
the Taliban shot down their helicopter.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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