** Clinton Trip Delayed by Stomach Virus**
A stomach virus is forcing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to delay by one day a Middle East trip that has implications for the Syrian opposition.
Clinton was scheduled to fly to Morocco on Monday for a meeting of the Friends of Syria group. A State Department spokesman announced late Sunday that Clinton will now leave for Morocco on Tuesday.
The meeting is expected to focus on the 20-month-old Syrian crisis and ways to support the opposition.
Following the meeting in Morocco, Clinton will travel to Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
** US: Service Member Died in Afghan Rescue Mission**
Sunday's rescue of an American doctor officials say was kidnapped in Afghanistan by the Taliban cost a U.S. service member his life.
U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed the death Sunday, saying the U.S. special operations team member and his teammates ((- in his words -))"remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also praised the service member, calling him a "fallen hero." The special operations service member killed in the operation is reported to be a Navy SEAL.
Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued early Sunday。 He is working for Morning Star Development, a((Colorado,)) U.S.-based relief group that helps rebuild communities in Afghanistan.