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US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane
    By ABDI GULED and KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Jan 25, 2:46 AM EST

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. military forces flew in helicopters under the cover of darkness on a raid into Somalia early Wednesday and freed an American and a Dane held hostage since October, Western officials said. Pirates reported a gun battle with several casualties.

    The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagan Thisted, were freed "during an operation in Somalia." Buchanan, 32, and Thisted, 60, had been working with a de-mining unit of the Danish Refugee Council when they were kidnapped.

    An official told The Associated Press that the raid was carried out by U.S. military forces. A second official said the helicopters and the hostages landed at a U.S. base in the tiny East African nation of Djibouti after the raid. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not been released publicly.

    Maj. Kelly Cahalan, a military spokeswoman at U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, said she had no information on the reported raid. A spokeswoman at the Pentagon had no immediate comment. U.S. military rescue operations are typically carried out by highly trained special forces.

    The Danish Refugee Council said both freed hostages are unharmed "and at a safe location." The group said in a separate statement that the two "are on their way to be reunited with their families."

    A pirate who gave his name as Bile Hussein said he had spoken to pirates at the scene of the raid and they reported that nine pirates had been killed. A second pirate who gave his name as Ahmed Hashi said two helicopters attacked at about 2 a.m. at the site where the hostages were being held about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the Somali town of Adado.

    Associated Press
     
  2. Edward Teller

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    Obama administration haina pupa kwenye mambo yake,naona kaja na mtindo wa covert operations
    kwa mtindo huu atawamaliza vyema sana
     
  3. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Tena anawapatia kilivyo manaake wengi wao wanafikiria jamaa ni mwafrika. Hapo ndo inakula kwao!
     
  4. Yegomasika

    Yegomasika JF-Expert Member

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    What I've learned is that when President Obama gives a speech, someone is going to get a butt whipping. First he takes on Trump at the Correspondents Dinner and Bin Laden gets it. Now he does the State of the Union and these pirates get it.
     
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    Gama JF-Expert Member

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    na ujiko unaongezeka.
     
  6. doctorz

    doctorz JF-Expert Member

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    There were insiders ambao wamewasidia. Hii ndiyo sababu wanawapa uraia wakimbizi wengi kutoka Somalia. Conventional warefare wameshindwa kwa hiyo kwao ni cheaper kufanya couvert ops. Hata bongo ilifanikiwa Comoro kwa mbinu hizi.
     
  7. Edward Teller

    Edward Teller JF-Expert Member

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    nani kakuambia kuwa conventional warfare imewashinda,huko alfghanstan,iran walikuwa wanafanya nini?
    operation ya tanzania ilikuwa covert?kama si msaada wa yule jamaa kukimbia hali ingekuwa tete,
    Usilinganishe tz na USA,
    jaribu kuangalia kitu inaitwa surviving the cut,japo uone kiduchu us special ops wanafundihswa vipi,then utafute nchi ya kucompare nayo,si tz
     
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    Marytina JF-Expert Member

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    kuna mtu atakuja hapa na kudai IRAN inaweza kuipiga Marekani
     
  9. cartura

    cartura JF-Expert Member

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    operations kama hizi za kuokoa watu au ku-take out high-value targets (kama Bin Laden) huwa ni very very risky, lakini jamaa siku hizi wanazitekeleza kwa precision ya hali ya juu, thanks to very advanced military and technologocal capability; by the way, warusi siwasikii sana kwenye missions kama hizi these days zaidi ya kunyweshana sumu tu....
     
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    3squere JF-Expert Member

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    Ndoto nyingine bana ww angalia usije ukapata ban
     
  11. Belo

    Belo JF-Expert Member

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    Nasikia kazi imefanya na kikosi cha SEAL ,wale ambao walimuua Osama Bin Laden
     
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    hargeisa JF-Expert Member

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    si marekani ajaribu ndipo mshindi atapatika ikiwa wasoamli na unmasikaini wao walimuabishi mzee mzima bush itakuwa hao wairan ambao si sawa na waaarabu " cowards"
     
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