Below is a copy of the statement released by the Taliban this morning
“US aircraft crashes in Ghazni, multiple senior officers killed
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
02/06/1441 Hijri Lunar
07/11/1398 Hijri Solar 27/01/2020 Gregorian”