White Hawk Down - UN Helicopter Shot Down In South Sudan

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Time for some more 'humanitarian' airtsrike non-boots-on-the-ground 'advisors'... As AP reports, The U.N. mission in South Sudan says one of its helicopters has crashed, and a U.N. official told The Associated Press that it appears the aircraft was shot down. While not quite Mogadishu (yet), the UN is "deeply concerned" about the crew as the widespread and massive violence between rebels and the national army in South Sudan that has raged since December continues to rage.

 

As AP reports,

The U.N. mission said on Twitter that an Mi-18 cargo helicopter crashed Tuesday near Bentiu, which is hotly contested between the government and rebels.

 

The U.N. said it is deeply concerned about the fate of its crew.

 

A search and rescue team has been sent to the crash site.

 

The U.N. official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, said contact with the helicopter was lost at about 3:19 p.m. and that it was apparently shot down near Bentiu.

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