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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:07 PM

U.S. Navy SEAL killed in operation to rescue American doctor in Afghanistan

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Source: CNN

U.S. Navy SEAL killed in operation to rescue American doctor in Afghanistan
From Qadir Sediqi, CNN
updated 10:50 AM EST, Mon December 10, 2012

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- An elite U.S. special forces team rescued an American doctor who had been abducted in Afghanistan, but lost one of their own members in the mission, officials said.

Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors released two other kidnapped staffers of his nonprofit agency, Morning Star Development, the organization said Sunday.

Hours later, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that "a U.S. service member was killed in the operation."

A U.S. official said the man who was shot dead belonged to the Navy's Special Warfare Development Group, more commonly known as SEAL Team Six. The elite unit is the same one that took part in the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but the official didn't know if the fallen service member was involved in that operation.

While he did not delve into detail, Panetta said, "the special operators who conducted this raid knew they were putting their lives on the line to free a fellow American from the enemy's grip."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/09/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-rescue/index.html

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:16 PM

1. Dilip Joseph: Colorado Springs Doctor Rescued from Taliban (Additional Info)


Dec 9, 2012 6:34am
Dilip Joseph: Colorado Springs Doctor Rescued from Taliban


ABC

The American doctor rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan Saturday by U.S. Special Operations Forces is the medical adviser for a Colorado Springs NGO, his employer confirmed today.

Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidnapped by a group of armed men while returning from a visit to a rural medical clinic in eastern Kabul Province, according to a statement from their employer, Colorado Springs-based Morning Star Development. The statement said the three were eventually taken to a mountainous area about 50 miles from the border with Pakistan.

Morning Star’s crisis management team in Colorado Springs was in contact with the hostages and their captors almost immediately, the statement said.

On Saturday evening in Afghanistan, two of the three hostages were released. Morning Star did not release their names in order to protect their identities. Dr. Joseph remained in captivity.

Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, ordered the mission to rescue Joseph when “intelligence showed that Joseph was in imminent danger of injury or death”, according to a military press release.

Morning Star said Joseph was in good condition and will probably return home to Colorado Springs in the next few days.

A Defense Department official told ABC’s Luis Martinez that Joseph can walk, but was beaten up by his captors.

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/dilip-joseph-colorado-springs-doctor-rescued-from-taliban/

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014331013 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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