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Body Of Missing U.S. Commando Found In Afghanistan

11 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. military said today that the body of a missing U.S. commando has been located in eastern Afghanistan, bringing an end to the search for the last member of an ill-fated, four-man special-forces unit that disappeared last month.

One of the four men was rescued eight days ago, and the other two were found dead the next day.

The body of the fourth U.S. Navy commando was found yesterday in Kunar Province by a search and rescue team.

The military said in a statement that all indications are that he died in fighting, despite a claim by a purported Taliban spokesman that he was captured alive and then beheaded.