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From the Associated Press


Lynches Say They Can't Discuss POW Rescue

Thursday May 29, 2003 4:49 PM


Associated Press Writer

PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) - American POW Pfc. Jessica Lynch's parents said Thursday they are not permitted to discuss details of their daughter's capture and rescue in Iraq.

Greg and Deadra Lynch also said they couldn't comment on media reports that dispute military information released on Lynch's April 1 rescue from an Iraqi hospital.

``It is still an ongoing investigation,'' Greg Lynch said during a news conference at the family's rural West Virginia home.

The Army supply clerk is being treated at a Washington, D.C., hospital for injuries suffered when her convoy was ambushed.

Some Iraqi hospital staffers said this month that the U.S. commandos who came to get Lynch refused a key and instead broke down doors and went in with guns drawn, and that they carried away the prisoner in the dead of night with helicopter and armored vehicle backup - even though there was no Iraqi military presence and the hospital staff didn't resist.

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