Sunday, November 02, 2003

Scratch one big imperial chopper; 13 dead, 20 injured

chinook down in Iraq(updated) Iraqi rebels have shot down a huge American CH-47 Chinook helicopter while it was carrying occupation force soldiers to "R&R". According to Al Jazeera, there were at least 13 American killed and 20 injured as the aircraft crashed in flames.

The CH-47 is an ideal target for resistance fighters, since it is large, slow, unarmed, and usually carries large numbers of troops, guaranteeing plenty of casualties if shot down.

It will be interesting to see if this attack turns out to be a fluke or if the Iraqi resistance has more victories ahead of them such as this one.