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Update: U.S. Military killed Taliban who downed US helicopter

The top commander in Afghanistan says International Forces killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for downing a U.S. helicopter and killing 38 U.S. and Afghan forces over the weekend.

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen told a Pentagon news conference on Wednesday that forces learned where the insurgents had fled to and Killed them in an early Monday morning air strike. 

A separate statement to the media from Afghanistan said the strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the rocket-propelled grenade that downed the Chinook helicopter.

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