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    8 aid workers rescued in Afganistan

    The 11 o'clock news reporting tonight that the 8 aid workers, (4 german, 2 american and 2 french (?) have been rescued by US Special Ops forces from the Taliban). The 8 workers were accused of preaching Christianity and faced execution by the Taliban. Thank God they've all be rescued.

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    They still don't know how they "escaped" from the Taleban though. Anyone have any new news about this?
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    It was special ops, dude...http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/11/15/gen...ror/index.html

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    Hmmm - interesting descrepancy in reporting there. According to all UK reports, they were released yesterday by the Northern Alliance who found them In Kabul prisons. They were cheered by locals upon release and then PICKED UP by US helicopters and dropped in Islamabad. Rather different from being "rescued".

    Incedently, there has been plenty of footage of the people actually speaking about the experience on film in both Kabul and Islamabad.

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    Actually, there is no discrepancy, it just weights the report differently. From the full story of your link:

    Taubmann said the eight were freed from the prison by anti-Taliban forces. "The Massood people came, and others from the alliance, and broke into the prison and just opened the doors ... We were really scared, and then the alliance people came in ... and we were free and we got out of prison and we walked through the city and the people came out of their houses and hugged us and greeted us, and they were all clapping ...
    Incidently, the other 2 were Aussies
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    I'm just glad they're free...
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    Originally posted by Sketch
    I'm just glad they're free...
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