American Hostage Jessica Buchanan Rescused by US Navy SEALs in overnight raid in Somalia

 

KUDOS once again to the US Navy Seals …

US Navy Seals rescued two hostages, including kidnapped Jessica Buchanan, in a night time raid in Somalia. Buchanan had been kidnapped by Somalia pirates about three months ago. The other individual rescued was 60 year old Poul Thisted from Denmark who also was working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when they were kidnapped last October.

In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News.

American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and a 60-year-old Dane, Poul Thisted, were working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when they were kidnapped last October. U.S. officials described their kidnappers as heavily armed common criminals with no known ties to any organized militant group.

According to the U.S. officials, two teams of Navy SEALs landed by helicopter near the compound where the two hostages were being held.

Hats off to our US Navy Seal team heroes.

UPDATE I: Is is being reported that Seal Team 6 is the one that pulled off the daring raid, the same Seal Team that took down Bin Laden.



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    One Response to “American Hostage Jessica Buchanan Rescused by US Navy SEALs in overnight raid in Somalia”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on January 25th, 2012 10:12 pm

      I am glad that Seal Team 6 was able to pull off this rescue. Somalia has been the target of much relief efforts over the years.

      The world needs to wash its hands of Somalia. It is not a country, but simply a region of Africa that has reverted to the most primative forms of behavior. Any relief agency that persists in sending help into the region is choosing to send people into slavery or death.

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