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Italy: Britain Must Explain Failed Hostage Rescue in Nigeria

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities are expressing anger that Thursday’s attempted rescue of a British and an Italian hostage in Nigeria apparently went ahead without their input. Speaking to reporters in Rome Friday, Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano said Britain did not tell Italy about the botched (failed) rescue operation in advance, behavior he called “inexplicable.” He said, “They […]

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Italy: Britain Must Explain Failed Hostage Rescue in Nigeria

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities are expressing anger that Thursday’s attempted rescue of a British and an Italian hostage in Nigeria apparently went ahead without their input. Speaking to reporters Friday, Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano said Britain did not inform or consult with Italy on the botched (failed) rescue operation, behavior he called “inexplicable.” The head of a […]

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Italians Angry Nigerian Hostage Rescue Attempted Without Their Input

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities are expressing anger that Thursday’s attempted rescue of a British and an Italian hostage in Nigeria was apparently authorized without their input. The head of a parliamentary committee on Italian national security, Massimo d’Alema, says Britain needs to clarify why it did not discuss the operation with Italy before beginning. Italian security officials […]

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British, Italian Hostages Killed in Nigeria Rescue Bid

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two hostages held in Nigeria have been killed in a rescue attempt by British and Nigerian forces. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan jointly announced the hostages were killed by their captors before they could be rescued. President Jonathan blamed the Boko Haram militant group for the kidnappings, and said that […]

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British, Italian Hostages Killed in Nigeria Rescue Bid

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Two hostages held in Nigeria have been killed in a rescue attempt by British and Nigerian forces. The British and Italian governments said Thursday the two hostages were apparently killed by their captors. The two hostages, Italian national Franco Lamolinara and British national Christopher McManus, were kidnapped in northern Nigeria in May of last year. […]

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Somali Government Backs US Hostage Rescue

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Somali government says it supports the U.S. military operation that freed two Western aid workers who had been held hostage in the war-ravaged country. In a statement released Thursday, Somalia’s transitional government said the rescue of Jessica Buchanan, an American, and Poul Thisted, a Dane, was a “great joy” to “right-thinking people everywhere.” Buchanan […]

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Somali Government Supports US Military Operation to Free Hostages

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Somali government says it supports the U.S. military operation that freed two Western aid workers who had been held hostage in the war-ravaged country. In a statement released Thursday, Somalia’s transitional government said the rescue of Jessica Buchanan, an American, and Poul Thisted, a Dane, was a “great joy” to “right thinking people everywhere.” […]

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American, Dane Safe After U.S. Rescue Operation in Somalia

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. military officials say two Westerners — an American and a Danish national — are safe after being rescued from gunmen in Somalia by U.S. special operations troops. The Pentagon said Wednesday that the American, Jessica Buchanan, is being cared for at a military hospital, reportedly in Djibouti. She suffers from an undisclosed medical ailment. […]

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American Hostage Rescued in Somalia Being Cared for at Hospital

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department says American Jessica Buchanan, one of two hostages rescued in Somalia by U.S. special operations troops, is being cared for at a military hospital. It would not say where. Buchanan, and fellow aid worker Poul Hagen Thisted, a Dane, had been held for three months by gunmen in central Somalia. Wednesday […]

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US Special Forces Rescue Hostages in Somalia

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. military operation has freed two aid workers – an American woman and a Danish man – who were kidnapped by gunmen three months ago in central Somalia. In a statement Wednesday, President Barack Obama praised U.S. special operations forces who hours earlier freed Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted during a daring pre-dawn […]

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