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Afghanistan
Raid rescues U.S. citizen kidnapped by Afghan Taliba
2012-12-09
U.S. citizen who was abducted by Taliban insurgents was rescued by U.S. forces in an operation in eastern Afghanistan early on Sunday, NATO-led forces said in a statement.

The statement said the American, identified as Dr. Dilip Joseph, had been abducted on Wednesday in the Sarobi district of Kabul province. It gave few other details.

U.S. General John Allen, commander of NATO-led foreign forces in Afghanistan, said he ordered the mission when intelligence showed that Joseph was "in imminent danger of injury or death."

"Today's mission exemplifies our unwavering commitment to defeating the Taliban," Allen said in the statement.

"I'm proud of the American and Afghan forces that planned, rehearsed and successfully conducted this operation."

"Thanks to them, Dr. Joseph will soon be rejoining his family and loved ones."
Posted by:tipper

#4  Update
US commando killed in Afghanistan rescue mission
Posted by: tipper   2012-12-09 19:06  

#3  What questions did you have in mind, Raider dear?
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-12-09 17:02  

#2  good for them - with the raid.
but this is one of those stories that raises far more questions than it gives answers :-)
Posted by: Raider   2012-12-09 16:57  

#1  "Thanks to them, Dr. Joseph will soon be rejoining his family and loved ones."

No comment was immediately available from Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-12-09 03:19  

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