Boeing and Bell Helicopter have apologized for a magazine ad published a month ago and again this week depicting U.S. troops rappelling from an aircraft onto the roof of a mosque.

The ad read “It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," adding "Consider it a gift from above" and was designed to tout the capabilities of the vertical-lift Osprey aircraft

A Boeing military spokesperson said "We consider the ad offensive, regret its publication and apologize to those who, like us, are dismayed with its contents." The blunder comes at a time when the US is trying to improve its image in the Muslim world

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