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Old 01-25-2012, 10:25 AM
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World News - American hostage in Somalia rescued by US Navy SEALs in overnight raid

Very brave actions that turned some people's lives around. What would we do without every branch of our military and the brave men and women who serve?
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Associated Press
Jan 25, 11:28 AM EST
US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages were freed.

President Barack Obama authorized the mission by SEAL Team 6 two days earlier.

The Danish Refugee Council confirmed the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted, a Dane, were "on their way to be reunited with their families."

Buchanan, 32, and Thisted, 60, were working with a de-mining unit of the Danish Refugee Council when gunmen kidnapped the two in October.

More here: WORLD Magazine | Today's News (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_SOMALIA_HELICOPTER_RAID?SITE=NCAGW&SECTION=HOME &TEMPLATE=DEFAULT - broken link)

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