By Bulgarian Military
US helicopter was shot down by Taliban, ‘Ayatollah Mike’ and CIA agents were killed.
American rangers flying to the site of a downed US Air Force plane in Afghanistan were also shot down by the Taliban, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting several sources.
On Tuesday, Taliban militants published information about the downed Bombardier E-11A American military aircraft, confirming this information with the corresponding video frames.
Nevertheless, as it turned out, the American rangers heading for the scene of the tragedy in a helicopter also fell under the attack of the Taliban – the helicopter was shot down, and all 7 soldiers on board (according to other sources – 11 people – ed.), were killed.
At the same time according a military writer and defense analyst Ali Sherazi the CIA’s Michael D’Andrea, who was in charge of the CIA’s anti-Iran operations, was in fact killed yesterday in a plane crash in Afghanistan, which the Iranian-backed Taliban claims to have downed.
According to him, D’Andrea has been killed alongside four other people, including 2 USAF pilots & 2 CIA figures.
The same information was published on Iran’s only private and independent news website – IFP News.
According to IFP, Russian intelligence sources have confirmed that Michael D’ Andrea, the head of US intelligence operations against Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, has been killed in Taliban’s shoot-down of a US military plane in Ghazni.
The downed plane was the mobile CIA command for Michael D’ Andrea, and now, America’s most advanced spy platform and mobile command centre with all equipment and documents are in Taliban’s hands.
D’Andrea, who was responsible for the assassination of Iran’s top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, was apparently among the officers on board the plane, the American’s Veterans Today website reports, quoting Russian intelligence sources.
He is also credited with hunting down Osama bin Laden, known as the ‘Dark Prince’ and ‘Ayatollah Mike.’
The Pentagon yesterday denied that a Taliban shot down the E-11A aircraft in the Dih Yak district, saying the communications jet had crashed. A US official confirmed today that the remains of two American personnel had been recovered from the site.
The Taliban said it was responsible for shooting down the aircraft, a Bombardier E-11A which is used by the US Air Force to carry out surveillance missions.
The terror group further claimed they ambushed US and Afghan personnel arriving on the scene, however the US official today said the military were not met with resistance.