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Report: ICE not denying report of Afghan airman found

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) -

Federal investigators say they can't deny a report from WSB-TV that says one of two missing Afghan airmen has been located.

Bryan Cox, the Southern Region Communications Director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he could not comment on the status of any open investigation, but also could not say one of the missing men had not been located.

The two Afghan trainees were last seen on Dec. 4, and reported missing on Dec. 8 after they did not report for duty.

It's important to note that Cox previously stated he couldn't comment on open investigations. This may indicate that they are now only searching for one missing trainee.

Air Force officials said the two men had been training with the 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody, part of a program to train pilots and maintenance crew members on Afghan A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes.

If found, the two men face immediate deportation to Afghanistan.

Moody Air Force Base is located about 14 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia.

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