Six fighter aircraft Harrier AV-8B were destroyed during attack Camp Bastion in Afghanistan 1609121
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|Sunday, September 16, 2012, 10:37 AM|
|Six fighter aircraft Harrier AV-8B were destroyed during an attack of Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.|
A September 14 Taliban attack on NATO’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where Britain’s Prince Harry is reportedly stationed, resulted in the destruction of six jet aircraft Harrier AV-8B of U.S. Marine Corps and damage to two others, the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said in a statement issued on Sunday, 16 September 2012.
United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier fighter aircraft in Afghanistan
Approximately 15 insurgents who “appeared to be well-equipped, trained and rehearsed” carried out the nighttime attack, penetrating the base’s perimeter fence and attacking aircraft on the flight line, ISAF said in the statement, which provides new details concerning the attack.