90 Miles From Tyranny : SEAL Team 6 Rescues American Hostage In ‘Daring’ West Africa Raid

Saturday, October 31, 2020

SEAL Team 6 Rescues American Hostage In ‘Daring’ West Africa Raid

SEAL Team 6 rescued an American citizen taken hostage in northern Nigeria, killing several of his captors, Pentagon officials announced Saturday morning.

Philip Walton, 27, was kidnapped from his home in Southern Niger on Tuesday, according to two unnamed sources in a report from The Guardian.

Six men armed with assault rifles arrived at Walton’s home on Tuesday via motorcycles, kidnapping him while leaving his family behind. The assailants then demanded money for his return.

No U.S. military personnel were reportedly hurt during the “daring” rescue operation that reportedly took place early Saturday.

Walton is being held at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Niamey, according to The Guardian.

“The United States is committed to the safe return of all US citizens taken captive,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “We delivered on that commitment late last night in Nigeria, where some of our bravest and most skilled warriors rescued a U.S. citizen after a group of armed men took him hostage across the border in Niger.”

“Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our military, the support of our intelligence professionals, and our diplomatic efforts, the hostage will be reunited with his family,” he added. “We will never abandon any...

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1 comment:

  1. Please tell me this guy is not related to the Walmart Waltons. I'm sure the my govt would send seal team 6 to rescue me even tho I'm not a Walton.


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