Skip to comments.US Special Forces Rescued A Kidnapped American Doctor From The Afghan Taliban
Posted on 12/09/2012 3:38:27 PM PST by blam
US Special Forces Rescued A Kidnapped American Doctor From The Afghan Taliban
Agence France Presse
December 8, 2012
US soldiers killed seven Taliban insurgents in a successful pre-dawn raid to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the NATO force in the war-torn country said.
The mission was launched when intelligence showed that Dr Dilip Joseph was in "imminent danger of injury or death", NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
Joseph was abducted on December 5 by Taliban insurgents in the Surobi district of Kabul province.
"Today's mission exemplifies our unwavering commitment to defeating the Taliban," said General John Allen, the commander of US and ISAF forces in Afghanistan.
"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."
Joseph was now "undergoing evaluations", the statement said, without giving further details.
A security source told AFP that the doctor had been involved in building clinics in Afghanistan but details of his capture were not immediately available.
Hazrat Mohammad Haqbeen, the district governor of Surobi told AFP that the man was kidnapped along with an Afghan colleague who was released in return for a ransom earlier in the week.
And "today the American national was freed in an operation. We don't know the details of the operation," Haqbeen told AFP.
He said the men were kidnapped in Surobi but were held in a village in the Qarghayi district of the neighbouring province of Laghman. The governor said the US citizen was visiting a clinic when captured.
An ISAF spokesman said the rescue had been launched when multiple intelligence sources indicated that he was in immediate danger.
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A proper end for the Taliban.
Still haunted by the ghosts of Verdun, the French apparently have no means to effect such a rescue.
Did the Dr. have to be in “imminent danger” before our troops were “allowed” to rescue him??
YEAH! Now let’s get out, and bomb them into the Stone Age.
Reuters reporting a US service member was killed for this idiot.
U.S. service member killed in hostage rescue in Afghanistan
I hope the good Doctor is worthy of this sacrifice and shows it to this warrior’s loved ones.