U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued an American and a Dane after a shootout with pirates holding them hostage, in a rare raid into the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.I love a happy ending.
The aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted of Denmark, were kidnapped from the town of Galkayo in the semi-autonomous Galmudug region in October while working for the Danish De-mining Group.
"This is yet another message to the world that the United States of America will stand strongly against any threats to our people," President Barack Obama said in a statement.
Military helicopters ferried elite troops to the pirate camp in scrubland close to Haradheere, a major pirate base in central Somalia, Germany-based U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.
"All nine captors were killed during the assault," it said.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Pirates are now 0-9 against US Navy SEALS:
Posted by Rick Moore on 1/25/2012