Navy SEALs Rescue Hostages in Somalia


Teams of Navy SEALs in helicopters staged an unprecedented night-time raid deep into Somalia's pirate heartlands to free an American aid worker and her Danish colleague held hostage since October. It was the first time in almost two decades - officially at least - that American boots landed on Somali soil, in an operation personally ordered by President Obama, who warned Wednesday he would "not tolerate the abduction" of Americans abroad. The hostages, Jessica Buchanan, 32, from Virginia, and Poul Thisted, 60, from Denmark, were rescued unharmed despite reports of an hour-long gunbattle once the US troops were on the ground. Up to six Navy helicopters carrying special forces and support troops took part in the mission overnight Tuesday. Read more at…

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