MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. Special Operations Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Obama said he personally authorized.
The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and “are on their way to be reunited with their families.”
Two U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the top secret operation, said the operation was carried out by Navy SEALs.
The two were working with the “de-mining unit of the refugee council.” I am not sure what a de-mining unit is, but I would avoid Somalia this week if at all possible. . .