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Brutal fallout

"Brutal fallout" Continued...

All members of the IAM team were volunteers-the group does not pay salaries-and several had given up lucrative practices to work in Afghanistan. Karen Woo, 36, the British member of the group and a surgeon, left a job in a private clinic in London. A message posted last March on the website Bridge Afghanistan said she was "flat broke and living in a war zone but enjoying helping people in great need."

Other Americans on the team included Glenn Lapp, 40, a nurse from Lancaster, Pa., and member of the Mennonite Central Committee; Thomas Grams, 50, a dentist from Durango, Colo., who worked with Global Dental Relief; Cheryl Beckett, 32, of Ovensville, Ohio, a specialist in mother-child health; and Brian Carderelli, 21, a student whose parents teach at the International School of Kabul.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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