Friday, November 6, 2009

NATO Reports 2 ISAF Servicemembers Missing in Afghanistan

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2009 -- Two International Security Assistance Force servicemembers were reported missing Nov. 4 from a routine resupply mission in western Afghanistan. Afghan and coalition forces are currently involved in an extensive search for the servicemembers.

"We continue exhaustive search and rescue operations to locate our missing servicemembers. We are doing everything we can to find them," said ISAF Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jane Campbell. "The families of these servicemembers have been notified about their loved ones' status, and we will continue to keep them informed as information becomes available."

It is ISAF policy to not release the nationality of any missing servicemember before the relevant national authority does so.

Further information is being withheld while the search and rescue operations continue and while the incident is investigated.

(From a NATO International Security Assistance Force news release.)

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