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Inside a U.S. Hostage Rescue Mission

Exclusive: Spec ops conducts night raid in Afghanistan mountains

Posted : Friday Nov 7, 2008 17:31:48 EST

The American businessman lay shackled in a mud hut 8,000 feet up a remote mountain in Afghanistan, armed captors posted inside and outside to prevent any escape attempt.

Earlier in his captivity, he had made a run for it, but — barefoot and much older than the insurgents who held him — he was snatched back before he could get far.

After nearly two months in captivity and out of contact with anyone who cared about him, the hostage reviewed what his fate might hold — whether ransom negotiations or rescue efforts or a miracle might bring him freedom.

“One option was for the money to arrive and be ransomed,” the 61-year-old engineer from Ohio told Military Times, speaking on the condition that he remain anonymous. Another was “that they’d just get tired of


Added: Nov-7-2008 
By: bravo61
Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Afghanistan, US Navy, SEALs, Kidnapping, Rescue, Wardak Province
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