Two Die in Afghan Raid to Free Seized Reporter

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    KABUL — British commandos freed a New York Times reporter early Wednesday from Taliban captors who kidnapped him over the weekend in northern Afghanistan, but one of the troops and a Times translator were killed in the rescue.

    Reporter Stephen Farrell was taken hostage along with his translator in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday. German commanders had ordered U.S. jets to drop bombs on two hijacked fuel tankers, causing a number of civilian casualties, and reporters traveled to the area to cover the story.

    Two military officials told The Associated Press that one British commando died during the early morning raid. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the death had not been officially announced.






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    no way should a soldier have to risk and lose his life to save a NYT reporter. I'm sorry for your loss Britain.
     
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    Not for a reporter... how about any other civilian? How about a child? How about an Afghan civilian? A diplomat? A contractor? A soldier?
     
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    The wonder of democratic soldiers is they are tasked with risking their lives to save everyone, even their enemy.

    Right makes might.
     
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    anybody but a NYT reporter.
     
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    ... I figured as much. The moment an American picks up a notepad and a voice recorder he's worth throwing away over there to you?
     
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    By that comment you just spit on the brave soldiers who are over there or getting ready to go over there Willow.

    SHAME ON YOU!
     
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    Willow is a skank.
     
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    no I didn't,, those brave soldiers aren't over there to provide security for reporters. that reporter caused their deaths. just like those two reporters we drug outta North Korea.. all the people they interview and were on their confiscated video material have probably long since faced the firing squad.
     
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    yeah I am,, a pro soldier skank,, I'd rather see two live soldiers.. but that's just old skanky me.
     

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