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U.S. military has confirm of 2 more dead of the missing servicemen from Afghanistan.

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posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 11:03 AM

KABUL (AFP) - Two members of an American special forces team missing in eastern Afghanistan for several days are dead, the US military said, confirming earlier media reports

A US military statement said the bodies of two members of a missing four-strong Navy SEAL team had been found during search operations on Monday.

A third member of the team was earlier confirmed to be alive and well in a US military hospital, while the fourth remained unaccounted for.

"Coalition forces located the bodies of two US service members during a combat search and rescue operation July 4 in Kunar province," the military statement said.

"The service members whereabouts had been unknown since June 28. They were part of a force conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar," the statement said.

A helicopter sent to reinforce that team last Tuesday was shot down by what the military believed to be a rocket propelled grenade, killing all 16 navy SEAL commandos and army aviation specialists aboard.

"The two service members were taken to the US military hospital at Bagram Airfield where they were pronounced dead. Their names are being withheld until notification of their next-of-kin," the US military statement said.

"Another member of the force was located and airlifted to the Bagram hospital with non-life-threatening injuries," it said.

"The whereabouts of one service member remains unknown," the statement added.

my condolences to the families, and hope they can find the last member of the recon team. looks like they had a big fire fight that led to calling for reinforments which in turn led to 16 dead from copter shot down and too late for the recon team except for one survivor and still one missing.

[edit on 5-7-2005 by deltaboy]

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[edit on 7-5-2005 by William One Sac]

posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 11:31 AM
I heard yesterday on TV that they had found the fourth soldier....He seemed to be in good health

posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 07:27 PM
Its especially sad to lose the guys who have gone WAY ABOVE and BEYOND in volunteering to not only serve on the front lines, but behind them as well like these guys have. Sad News indeed.

posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 08:49 PM
And lets not forget all the guys that died in a helo on the way to rescue them

Considering the nature and necessary secrecy of these guys' missions, it's doubtful we'll ever know the full story.

posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 11:09 PM
Does this rank as a defeat in the field? The main group was under hot enough conditions that they called for a pull out, seals were sent in to effect that, and then the enemy was apparently waiting for just that oppurtunity to take them down also? And then finish the guys in the field?

Who do we know they were fighting, the taliban, international terrorists, or troops of that renegade warlord?

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