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    ​6 U.S. service members among 11 dead in Afghan plane crash; Talibans attack Kunduz

    If Obama had ended the "good war" he escalated, why are Americans still giving their lives and limbs in Afghanistan?

    October 1, 2015, 9:17 PM
    ​6 U.S. service members among 11 dead in Afghan plane crash

    A C-130 from the 71st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., does a flyby at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
    Bob Jordan, AP
    WASHINGTON -- Eleven people, including six U.S. service members, were killed early Friday when a U.S. Air Force C-130J transport plane crashed in Afghanistan.
    The plane crashed at Jalalabad Airfield in eastern Afghanistan at about midnight local time.
    A spokesman for the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan said six U.S. service members who comprised the plane's crew died, along with five civilian passengers.
    The U.S. military said the cause of the crash was under investigation.

    This happened two days after Taliban captured key city Kunduz:

    Kunduz: The Taliban’s biggest victory in years, explained

    Updated by Zack Beauchamp on September 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m. ET

    An Afghan fighter after the fall of Kunduz. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Some terrible news broke in Afghanistan on Monday news: The Taliban had captured the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth-largest city and home to about 300,000 people. Kunduz is the provincial capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan; the city is the first provincial capital the Taliban has managed to take in 14 years.

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    That place is a $#@! barrel that U.S. men and women have no legitimate reasons to call it deaths there.

    When will this madness end?

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    Wars were supposed to have ended after Obama won on merit "Nobel Peace Prize".. but for some odd reasons wars keep on going and more civilians have been killed both in Afghanistan and mideast from Peace Prize winner's freedom spreading policies.

    The six U.S. airmen killed Friday when a plane crashed during takeoff in Afghanistan have been identified.

    The American C-130 transport plane plummeted shortly after midnight local time (3:19 p.m. ET) at Jalalabad airfield, coalition spokesman U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus said. In total, 13 people were killed.
    A drone lands at Jalalabad Airport in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Oct. 2, 2015. A US military C-130 J transport plane crashed in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, killing six crew and five civilian passengers, the US air force said late October 1. GHULAMULLAH HABIBI / EPA
    On Saturday, the Department of Defense named the dead Americans as Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo, California; Capt. Jordan B. Pierson, 28, of Abilene, Texas; Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia; Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, Florida; and Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, Georgia.

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