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US Special Forces Rescue Hostages in Somalia

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 6:15 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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Military Operation Frees Kidnapped Aid Workers in Somalia

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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An apparent 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. The Danish Refugee Council says Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted were rescued early Wednesday “during an operation in Somalia.” The humanitarian organization says both […]

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US, Danish Aid Workers Freed in Military Operation in Somalia

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Danish humanitarian organization says a military operation has freed two of its aid workers – an American woman and a Danish man – who were kidnapped by gunmen three months ago in central Somalia. The Danish Refugee Council said early Wednesday that Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted were rescued early Wednesday “during an […]

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Al-Qaida Group Threatens to Harm Western Hostages

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s North Africa branch says it will kill the Western hostages it holds if European countries make an attempt to rescue them. The group, known as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released a statement Thursday addressed to France, Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden. The militants said they had information about an imminent operation against […]

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Swiss Hostages in Pakistan Appear in Video

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Swiss couple being held hostage by the Pakistani Taliban is asking officials to give in to their kidnappers’ demands, in a video newly posted on the Internet. The video was made available on the YouTube website Tuesday by the Pakistani think-tank FATA Research Center. The group does not say how it obtained the footage. […]

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Afghan Taliban Releases 4 Kidnapped Turkish Engineers

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s Taliban movement has released four Turkish engineers who were kidnapped last December in the eastern province of Paktia. The insurgent group handed over the four Turks to the International Committee of the Red Cross in neighboring Ghazni province late Saturday into early Sunday. The Taliban said it freed the men as a humanitarian gesture […]

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Afghan Taliban Frees 4 Turks

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say the Taliban has freed four Turkish nationals who were kidnapped in December in eastern Paktia province. Authorities say the Turkish citizens were handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ghazni province. The Taliban said in a statement the men were freed to mark the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claim They Have Swiss Hostages

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Taliban militants say they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped earlier this month as they traveled through the country’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. The deputy head of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan , Wali-ur Rehman, told media outlets Friday that the couple was in good condition and that his group would release them in exchange […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claim They Have Swiss Hostages

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Taliban militants say they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped earlier this month as they traveled through the country’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. The deputy head of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan , Wali-ur Rehman, told media outlets Friday that the couple was in good condition and that his group would release them in exchange […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claim They Have Swiss Hostages

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Taliban militants say they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped earlier this month as they traveled through the country’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. The deputy head of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan , Wali-ur Rehman, told media outlets Friday that the couple was in good condition and that his group would release them in exchange […]

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