The scene of the crash Photo: Saifullah Maftoon / AP
Officer of the CIA, Michael D’andrea (Michael D’andrea), who oversaw the attack on the head of special forces, “al-Quds” Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran, Qasem Soleimani, was not the victim of the crash in Afghanistan plane. About this on his page on Twitter reported journalist Babak of Tagua.
According to him, the collapse of American military aircraft in Ghazni province occurred due to a technical failure in the oxygen system, the representatives of the banned in Russia organization “Taliban” not involved in the crash. False information about the death of D’andrea circulated by the Iranian media, said Tagua.
Earlier on January 28, the Iranian news Agency Mehr, citing sources in the Russian intelligence reported that the crash in Ghazni province in Afghanistan killed a senior officer of the CIA, Michael D’andrea. The destruction of the CIA in the crash said the Taliban, without specifying the names of the scouts. The U.S. side, this information is not commented.
Initially it was reported that in Ghazni crashed airliner Ariana Afghan Airlines flying to new Delhi, but the airline denied this information. Later an anonymous American official said that the aircraft belonged to the US Armed forces — at the crash site identified Bombardier E-11A BACN, which is used as the air communication unit of the mountainous landscape.
The responsibility for what happened took on the Taliban. The U.S. side acknowledged the loss of the aircraft, however the representative of command of U.S. Colonel Sonny Leggett denied the involvement of the Taliban to collapse. According to him, the cause of the accident is being investigated.
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