17 August 2005
Secretary-General Saddened by Deaths of 17 Spanish Military in Afghanistan
NEW YORK, 16 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General was saddened to learn today that 17 Spanish military personnel, serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, had been killed in a helicopter crash in Herat province. He extends his profound condolences to the Spanish Government and to the bereaved families.
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