Afghanistan

ISAF provides medical evacuation airlift for two civilians

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Release #2005-43 - 30 June 2005 - HERAT, Afghanistan - One Afghan and one French man working for the non-governmental organization Action Against Hunger were rescued today by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces using Spanish Helicopters that airlifted them to the hospital at Herat Forward Support Base (Led by Spain).

Three civilians were driving in the vicinity of the village of Taywara in Ghor province when they were involved in a car accident. The driver suffered head injuries and one passenger suffered multiple injuries to his chest, back and face. A third man died as a result of his injuries.

ISAF was notified of the accident and dispatched a medical evacuation team from Forward Support Base in Herat to airlift the two men to the Role 2 Hospital for further treatment.

Both patients are considered stable and will continue to be treated by the ISAF medical team until they are fit enough to be released.

ISAF Spanish military forces participating in the medical evacuation mission expressed their satisfaction to be able to cooperate with NGO and to provide help and security when needed.