McCain meets with families of captured IDF troops

December 17, 2006 22:24


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Sen. John McCain, who spent five grueling years as a prisoner of war during Vietnam, met with the families of two captured IDF soldiers Sunday, sharing his own harrowing story of survival behind enemy lines and promising to work for their release. Reserve soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were captured July 12 by Lebanon's Hizbullah guerrillas in a cross-border raid that ignited a 34-day war. No details on the soldiers' current conditions have been released and their captors have not provided any signs that they are still alive. "I don't know if I was able to bring comfort, but we certainly said we would do everything in our power to bring attention to the situation and see that Geneva Conventions are observed," McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said after his meeting with the soldiers' relatives.

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