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Chinook helicopter CH-47 (file photo) (AFP)
May 6, 2006 -- The U.S. military says all 10 servicemen on board a U.S. military helicopter were killed when the aircraft went down in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.
The military did not reveal the nationalities of the servicemen.
The CH-47 Chinook went down while taking part in combat operations near Asadabad, in eastern Afghanistan, late on May 5. The U.S. military said the crash was not a result of enemy fire.
Asadabad is surrounded by mountains, and a large U.S. military base there houses hundreds of Marines and special forces troops.