Taliban Announces Capture Of “Drunk” US Soldier Missing in Afghanistan

July 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A Taliban commander has said his group is holding an American soldier that went missing since June 30 in Afghanistan, and was believed to be in enemy hands.  Mawlawi Sagin who claims to be commander of Taliban fighters in Paktika province, told media that his men captured an American soldier along with three Afghan counterparts. His statement made from an undisclosed location via telephone, also gives some insight as to perhaps why there has been no explanation for the soldier mysteriously leaving the base. Sagin said the  men were arrested Thursday morning in Yusuf Khil district while they were apparently drunk. U.S. defense sources have previously said the soldier “just walked off” post with three Afghans after he finished working.
Sagin also added ominously that video of the hostages would be released soon and Taliban leadership would decide the fate of the arrested U.S. soldier, who is the first service member, made captive since launching U.S.-led military campaign against Taliban regime in late 2001.

Source: China View


5 Responses to “Taliban Announces Capture Of “Drunk” US Soldier Missing in Afghanistan”

  1. gary on July 12th, 2009 5:13 pm

    It seems the American people don’t really care about the missing soldier. They are so engourged with the Michael Jackson overdose death. I mean it is disgusting that Michael Jackson’s death appears more important than a missing US soldier. What has become of the great USA??????

  2. bob on July 16th, 2009 10:45 am

    hey Gary,Make sure you have facts before you speak your mind. Although i dont care about Michael Jackson, this kid was irresponsible and foolish. He has now put more US and Coalition Forces lives at risk for being stupid.

  3. Fox News Pundit suggests Taliban should kill captured US Soldier (Video) | ChattahBox News Blog on July 20th, 2009 9:20 am

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  4. John on July 21st, 2009 9:42 am

    I wonder will the taliban be using the Dick Chainey approved method of water boarding? Now, before everyone turns into a Cindy Shehan let me remind that he the captured soldier is a volunteer.

  5. john on October 19th, 2009 12:41 am

    wow 3 months and not one person has any problem with a drunk us soldier being water boarded the the chainy approved way?

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