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Italian Colonel Maurizio Cocciolone to return to an operational theatre after 15 years
Herat, Afghanistan - When he was a young Captain of Italian Air Force was kidnapped by Saddam armed forces
15 years after January 18 1991 when, during "Desert Storm" mission to free Kuwait from Iraq occupation, the Tornado jet he was flying on together with Maj. Gianmarco Bellini, was downed by Iraqi anti-aircraft and they were kidnapped and held captive for 24 days by Saddam Hussein armed forces, Colonel Maurizio Cocciolone of Italian Air Force has returned to an operational theatre: Cocciolone has been...
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