posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 09:02 PM
The growing torrent of violence in Iraq seems to have claimed another two victims. Germany, an ardent critic of the war who none the less is training
Iraqi police, seem to have lost two elite anti terror operatives within Iraq.
"German leaders in Berlin have been haunted by one chilling question since April 7: What happened to two members of the country's elite
anti-terror force who were traveling through violent Iraq on their way to Baghdad?
“We still do not know for sure what has become of the two missing officials,“ Antje Leendertse, a spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry, said on
But that is not the way the men's colleagues see it. They said they were certain that the men were killed in an ambush, the victims of the violence
swirling around the Iraqi city of Falluja. “It was clear to us early on that we were futilely hoping that the news from Iraq would be wrong,“ one
member of the elite force said in a wire service interview this week. “All of us are stunned and shaken.“
The two missing men, one 25 and the other 38, are members of an organization called GSG 9."
GSG 9 is an antiterror unit created after the tragic events of the 1972 Munich Olympics.
The two men were alledgedly ambushed in their vehicle, while they were in transit from Jordan.
It is unclear at this time whether the two men are genuinely dead but it currently appears that way.
The two men were on their way to take part in security operations for the German Embassy in Baghdad.