A great story about the dramatic rescue of kidnapped aid workers Jessica Buchanan, of Rosslyn, Virginia, and Poul Hagen Thisted of Denmark.
Nine Somali pirates were killed and five captured by the SEALs unit responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden, which launched its raid on the pirate base in the middle of the night near Adado, Somalia. The U.S. special forces crept up on the captors – with the overnight guards asleep after chewing on the narcotic leaf qat for much of the evening – and had originally intended to detain them alive.
But they changed plans and killed nine of the pirates when the frantic gunfight ensued. The pirates were heavily armed with explosives ‘nearby’, but no U.S. personnel were injured, military officials said. Read on.