Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

Published On: Jun 18 2013 11:36:52 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2014 09:56:46 AM CDT

The killing of a U.S. general marks a dark chapter in the war in Afghanistan. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

OTD August 6 - Chinook crash
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U.S. Department of Defense

Aug. 6, 2011 -- A U.S. Chinook military helicopter (similar to the one pictured) containing members of SEAL Team 6 is shot down in Afghanistan, killing 38, including 22 Navy SEALs. It's the largest single loss of U.S. life since the beginning of the war.

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