Pakistan ‘gave China access’ to downed US helicopter

15 08 2011

We sort of thought that all along … F.C.

Financial Times reports that Chinese military engineers took photographs and samples from wreckage in Abbottabad

Pakistan let Chinese military engineers photograph and take samples from the US helicopter that was left behind when American special forces killed Osama bin Laden, it has been reported.

If true, the claim would underline the deterioration in US-Pakistani relations since the raid in May in Abbottabad, outside Islamabad in which the al-Qaida leader died.

Members of the Chinese military were allowed to survey the wreckage of the hi-tech helicopter and take samples of its “stealth” skin, which allowed it to enter Pakistan undetected by radar, the Financial Times reported, quoting US sources.

“The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI [Pakistan’s intelligence agency], gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad,” an intelligence figure was quoted as saying. . . (more)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/15/pakistan-china-access-us-helicopter


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