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U.S. Navy SEALs team rescues workers from pirates in Somalia

U.S. special operations forces conducted a nighttime raid into
Somalia early Wednesday, rescuing two kidnapped humanitarian workers
and killing all nine of their captors, according to U.S. military

Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, left,
and American Jessica Buchanan,
who were rescued from Somali pirates by U.S. forces.
[size=1" color="#666666]Picture provided by Danish Refugee Council[/size]

“Last night’s mission, boldly conducted by some of our
nation’s most courageous, competent and committed special operations
forces, exemplifies United States Africa Command’s mission to protect
Americans and American interests in Africa,” Gen. Carter F. Ham,
commander of AFRICOM, said in a statement.Jessica Buchanan, an
American citizen and Poul Thisted, a Danish citizen, both working for a
demining unit of the Danish Refugee Council, were tr

Added: Jan-25-2012 Occurred On: Jan-25-2012
By: SpreadForge
World News
Tags: U.S. Navy SEALs, Special forces, DEVGRU, Somalia
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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