U.S.' first Afghanistan conflict casualty may be C.I.A. operative "Mike"
November 25, 2001 8:43 PM   Subscribe

U.S.' first Afghanistan conflict casualty may be C.I.A. operative "Mike" Time magazine's Alex Perry reported from the scene outside Mazar-i-Sharif that at least one American, whom he identified as "Mike'' and said belonged to U.S. special operations forces, was missing and presumed dead after prisoners began firing smuggled weapons. If the man was confirmed as a soldier, it would be the first known U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since Washington began attacking Taliban forces -ā€“ although it is suspected that "Mike" is a covert CIA operative.
posted by marc-hamilton (4 comments total)

 
According to CNN they're (the Pentagon) denying anyone died... but leaving a big "could be another branch of the government" gap.
posted by geoff. at 9:12 PM on November 25, 2001


Nope. I'm still here.
posted by mikewas at 9:25 PM on November 25, 2001


"Taliban kill 35 US troops" (Special Forces) according to the Pakistan News International. I've been hanging on to this since Saturday, waiting to see if any other reports back it up. None that I've found. Anybody?
posted by ferris at 7:00 AM on November 26, 2001


...another star on the wall.
posted by clavdivs at 8:00 AM on November 26, 2001


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