A total of ten American soldiers were killed and eight injured in the crash of the USAF tanker aircraft that took place in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan on Wednesday, reports the News paper, quoting eye-witnesses' evidence. According to the US Central Command's Wednesday press-release, only 7 marines were on board the aircraft. The newspaper says the aircraft crashed while trying to land at the Shamsi air base, 460 km away from Quetta, the Baluchistan capital. The neighbouring villages' inhabitants saw huge flames and heard a powerful explosion. Witnesses say some of the 15 USAF fighters and 6 helicopters were damaged. Pakistani troops have cordoned off the whole area surrounding the base. The News says this is a third accident with USAF aircraft in Pakistan after the anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan was launched. All the accidents took place in Baluchistan.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987