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    Default Taliban Militants Say They Shot Down U.S. Drone

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (*******) - A U.S. drone crashed Saturday in North Waziristan, not far from the Afghan border, Pakistan intelligence officials said, while Taliban militants said they had shot it down.

    Taliban militants led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur said they had collected wreckage of the destroyed drone and would provide its pictures to the media Sunday.

    "The drone today in Machikhel was flying at low altitude and our fighters fired at and shot it down," a local commander of the Taliban said. "We have trained people for such type of job."
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    With what though? They fly too high for a HMG to hit it.

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    They stated it was flying low when it was shot down.

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    It probably just crashed on its own.

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    "We have trained people for such type of job."..........................yeah right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AWZT View Post
    "We have trained people for such type of job."..........................yeah right.
    sure they do, they have people that was trained from russian special forces

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    I once read about Hamas claiming to shoot down IAF heli. No pilots were there because they catapulted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Print View Post
    sure they do, they have people that was trained from russian special forces
    You are colossally stupid.

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    A US drone crashed in northwest Pakistan's tribal district near the Afghan border late Saturday, officials said.

    The unmanned aircraft came down in the mountainous Machikhel area about 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan region, which is frequently targeted by drone strikes against Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants, military and security officials said.

    "A US drone crashed, apparently due to some technical fault," a military official in the northwestern city of Peshawar told AFP.

    Security officials in the region confirmed the crash saying it fell in the mountains.

    The crash site has been surrounded by militants, one security official said, refusing to confirm claims by some Taliban that the drone was shot down by insurgents.
    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/afp/u...fficial/500561

    The Taliban are known for their disinformation campaign, don't draw conclusions just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjs View Post
    I once read about Hamas claiming to shoot down IAF heli. No pilots were there because they catapulted
    Like literally catapulted out, they said?

    XD

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    Yeah. You know- Juice helicopters

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    I once shot down a drone with a M9, unfortunatly it didn't count for a killstreak. true story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clear_blues View Post
    I once shot down a drone with a M9, unfortunatly it didn't count for a killstreak. true story.
    Yeah but the Taliban didn't get +500 XP like you, did they?

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    May be they used Iranian UAV hacking technology to bring it down

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