Two Italian helicopter pilots have been repatriated from Afghanistan because they refused to open fire while flying over Shiwashan. Allegedly, they were suffering from PTSD. But from today on, what happened on July 9 in the skies of Shiwashan, seven kilometers from Herat, will no longer be a mystery. A military source tells the truth: the Italian soldiers decided not to open fire because of the presence of civilians in the area. A reasonable decision, not motivated by the alleged 'stress' in which they were operating
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