US rescues POW

April 1, 2003, midnight | By Kevin Chang | 17 years, 9 months ago

US special operations forces rescued a prisoner of war from Iraqi hands April 1, according to Army Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks in a statement that night at the US base in Doha, Qatar.

NBC news identified the soldier as 19-year-old PFC Jessica Lynch of West Virginia, and reported that she was in good condition. Lynch was with an Army maintenance company that took a wrong turn and was captured in late March, and remained in Iraqi hands for over a week. Several bodies from the hospital at which she was being held have been identified as soldiers from her unit.

The Washington Post reported that Brooks said, "The soldier has been returned to a coalition controlled area." Since her rescue, Lynch was moved to a US hospital in Germany for treatment of multiple injuries, including stab wounds. Lynch's family will be allowed to visit her in the near future.

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