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Aide Killed in Raid That Freed 'NYT' Reporter Had Written about Return to Afghanistan

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Aide Killed in Raid That Freed 'NYT' Reporter Had Written about Return to Afghanistan

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Sultan Munadi, a freelance interpreter working for The New York Time who was killed in the commando raid today in Afghanistan that freed kidnapped Times reporter Stephen Farrell, wrote a post for the Times' At War blog just one week ago on why he would not leave his native country again, titled "Hell? No. I Won't Go." Here is an excerpt. The post is at:

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/hell-no-i-wont-go/*

I grew up there, and when I went to Germany to study for a master's degree in public policy I saw concrete everywhere, a lot of glass, asphalt and artificial things. It was depressing, very boring for me. I was dreaming of the dust, I was dreaming of nature in my country, of the mountains....

If I were a teenager, it would be easier to be integrated into the society in Germany, but now at the age of 34, it is difficult to be away from my country. I would not leave Afghanistan. I have passed the very darkest times of my country, when there was war and insecurity. …

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