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    Dutch attack helicopter refused to assist ambushed troops | Adelaide Now

    AUSTRALIAN special forces troops were left for dead by two Dutch Apache attack helicopters equipped with missiles and cannons during a fatal ambush in Afghanistan, a former soldier has revealed.

    When the smoke cleared, one American was dead and seven SAS soldiers and two sappers lay wounded.

    A combined Australian, American and Afghan patrol was being ambushed by up to 150 enemy fighters in September 2008 when the two Dutch choppers escorted a Chinook transport helicopter into a nearby American forward operating base.
    As the troops endured withering enemy mortar, small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire from a rolling enemy ambush near the village of Khaz Oruzgan, they thought they had witnessed salvation in the form of the Apaches' lethal Hellfire laser guided missiles and 30mm chain guns.

    The patrol's joint terminal air controller (JTAC), the person responsible for co-ordinating air strikes, got on the radio, "We're in an absolute doozy of a s ... fight. We need your assistance as we're taking casualties," he told the Dutch pilots.

    The JTAC, known only by his initials of SG, provided target indicators but the choppers refused to drop under their "safe" height of 5000m.



    Below that level, aircraft are vulnerable to small arms fire, but Apaches are armour-plated and designed to operate under heavy fire at low altitudes.
    In a book entitled SAS Sniper, to be released next week, former SAS soldier and ex-Royal Marine Rob Maylor, who sustained serious shrapnel wounds in the battle, reveals details of the ambush and the lack of help from the Dutch.

    "They wouldn't open up on the Taliban for fear they might draw some fire themselves," he said.

    As the patrol was being pounded, another SAS soldier marked targets for the choppers using a heavy machine gun to kick up dust clouds close to enemy positions.

    "They still wouldn't engage. SG had had enough so he told them: `If you're not going to engage then you might as well f ... off' and they did. Cheers boys."
    Eventually two F/A-18 Hornet jet fighters from a US aircraft carrier provided support.

    The explosive revelations add weight to the views of soldiers on the front line that they need more firepower.

    However, Defence Minister Stephen Smith repeated the mantra of war boss Lieutenant General Mark Evans that such claims were "inaccurate and ill-informed".
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    Re: Dutch Cowards

    Doesnt this sort of echo what happened in srebrenica where they let Serb troops handcuff them to telephone poles, overrun the town and execute 8000 residents, in a town they were supposed to be protecting as part of a peace keeping force for the UN?
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    This is not the only instance of Dutch troops acting like this. There have been several other reports of Dutch troops refusing to take risk. They might as well go on back to the house if they don't have the guts to fight and leave the Apaches for real men to fly. Maybe the Dutch pilots were high on pot or something.

    Both my father and my uncle fought in Europe in WWII. My uncle was involved in Operation Market Garden. The Dutch were damn glad to have protection from the Germans. I think my uncle would turn over in his grave if he heard this report.
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    Disgraceful if this story is true.

    According to interviews from US generals (Bob Woodward, State of Denial), US led coalition ops where more than 2 or 3 countries are involved end up becoming a mess, largely because each country has different ROE. The US give an order, the various countries have t go running to threir superiors to check whether the order falls into line with their ROE.
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    Re: Dutch Cowards

    These Americans did not act like cowards when fighting for the Dutch:

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