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WAR: Body of Missing Navy SEAL Found in Afghanistan

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posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 01:23 AM
The body of the missing U.S. Navy SEAL commando that went missing in Afghanistan last month has been found, according to a Pentagon official. The Taliban had claimed that he was captured and killed by terrorist rebels, but U.S. officials say that is impossible judging by the remains. This find represents the last of the four missing SEALs to be found -- only one was able to be rescued alive.

today.reuters.c om
KABUL (Reuters) - The body of a U.S. commando, the last of a group of four who went missing in Afghanistan last month, has been found and recovered, CNN reported, quoting a senior U.S. defense official.

The Navy SEAL commando was killed in a shoot-out with insurgents and there was "no way" he had been held in captivity, contrary to claims by Taliban guerrillas, the report on the CNN Web site quoted the senior official as saying on Sunday.

Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi had said the missing commando was captured by the guerrillas in the eastern province of Kunar last month and beheaded on Saturday.

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It's a shame that we weren't able to find him alive, but at least recovering the body will bring closure to the family. It's good that it appears he never was in captivity and beheaded like the Taliban had claimed.

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[edit on 7/11/2005 by djohnsto77]

posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 01:28 AM
Allow me to offer my condolences to those serving in the United States Navy for our fallen brother. May you sail on forever under clear skies, and with fair winds behind you.

[edit on 11-7-2005 by RockerDom]


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