The Navy SEAL team that killed Usama bin Laden has struck again. SEAL Team 6, working alongside other U.S. Special Forces, attacked Somali pirates in an overnight raid, freeing American hostage Jessica Buchanan, as well as a Dane Poul Hagen Thisted.
FOX News Radio's Emily Wither reports on the Special Forces operation:
Parachuting down in the dead of the night and creeping up on an outdoor camp in Somalia.
They rescued American Aid worker Jessica Buchanan and her co-worker a man from Denmark.
They got out unharmed, but hostage-takers... some were captured and some killed in the operation.
We've learned the main reason behind it was Buchanan's health -- she's said to have a potentially life threatening condition that was pre-existing.
In Jerusalem, Emily Wither, FOX News Radio
President Obama has hailed the U.S. Special Operations raid in Somalia.
FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from the West Wing:
Saying that he personally authorized the mission, President Obama hailed the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that freed American Jessica Buchanan and another hostage.
The President calling it a demonstration of extraordinary courage and the capabilities of the U.S. Special Forces. He said it should serve as a warning the U.S. will stand strongly against any threat to its people.
The President called Buchanan's father right after the State of the Union address to break the news to him.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio
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