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Negotiators shocked by special forces rescue raid on Taleban

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/10/2009

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James Hider, Philip Webster and Michael Evans

"Hostage negotiators expressed shock and anger at Gordon Brown's decision to approve a commando raid to free a kidnapped British journalist, saying that they were within days of securing his release through peaceful means.

"Stephen Farrell who was in Afghanistan for The New York Times was not harmed in the raid but his Afghan translator, Sultan Munadi, and a British soldier from the Special Forces Support Group were killed. The men were being held at a house in Kharudi in northern Afghanistan. Just after midnight on Tuesday US helicopters dropped British special forces and Afghan troops in the village. Taleban militants fled the house and a fierce battle ensued. At least one civilian and scores of militants were killed."

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"Negotiators shocked by special forces rescue raid on Taleban", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 15/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/negotiators-shocked-by-special-forces-rescue-raid-on-taleban