SAS rescues kidnapped British aid worker from the clutches of the Taliban
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SAS rescues kidnapped British aid worker from the clutches of the Taliban

London : United Kingdom | Jun 02, 2012 at 9:03 AM PDT
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The SAS (Special Air Service), authorized by the Prime Minister David Cameron, have rescued Helen Johnston from a cave in Taliban territory in a daring nighttime helicopter raid as reported in mailonline dated the 2nd of June 2012.

It may be recalled that Helen Johnston, the 27-year old aid worker was a nutritionist from Stoke Newington in London. She had been kidnapped by the Taliban from the Badakhshan province along with a Kenyan and two Afghan civilians and held hostage since 22nd of May 2012.

All the four worked for Medair, a humanitarian non-governmental organization based near Lausanne, Switzerland.

The SAS managed to rescue all four hostages safely in the midnight raid – five Taliban and the hostage takers were killed in the encounter.

The rescue operations took place in a large forest area near the border with Tajikistan.

A helicopter took the SAS team near the cave where the hostages had been kept and then the team stormed the cave.

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