Top CIA Officer Behind Soleimani Assassination Died In E-11A Crash In Afghanistan: Media

28.01.2020

On January 27th, the Taliban reported that a US Air Force Bombardier E-11A crashed in Afghanistan, killing all people on board. In his statement, Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed never specifically mentioned that the group downed the plane, but MSM perpetuated that narrative.

GHAZNI, Jan. 21 – At around noon hours today, a special operations US aircraft on intelligence gathering mission over Ghazni province crashed in Sado Khelo area of Deh Yak district.

The aircraft was destroyed in the crash and all crew along with multiple senior CIA officials killed.

It should be mentioned that a number of enemy aircrafts and helicopters have been downed by Mujahideen in Helmand, Balkh and other provinces of the country in recent days.

The wreckage of the plane and corpses of dead are laying at the crash site.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

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The crash happened in the Taliban-controlled Sado Khel area of the Deh Yak district in Ghazni province, the Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said.

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“A special American aircraft which was flying over Afghanistan for an intelligence mission was tactically shot down by the Taliban,” Mujahed said. “All on board including high-ranking CIA officers were killed.”

According to unnamed Russian intelligence sources quoted by Veterans Today, the downed plane was the mobile CIA command for Michael D’Andrea, head of The Central Intelligence Agency’s Iran Mission Center. And all of the equipment and documents were now allegedly in Taliban hands.

Furthermore, D’Andrea was a major figure in the search for Osama bin Laden, as well as the American drone strike targeted killing campaign.

He was allegedly the one behind the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and was the most prominent figure of the CIA intelligence in the Middle East.

The US Forces in Afghanistan spokesperson Col. Sonny Leggett confirmed that the Bombardier E-11 crashed in the Ghazni province, but said that the cause was under investigation and that there were no indications enemy fire downed it.

“Appears we have lost an aircraft,” General David Goldfein, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff, told reporters in Washington. “We don’t know the status of the crew.”

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Following the crash on January 27th, Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority provided some details.

“The plane was apparently dispatched for military operations and it took off from Afghanistan territory,” said Ghulam Masoom Massumi, the director of air traffic management at the authority, by phone. “The military plane was not a cargo plane.” Massumi added.

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