U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office
Statement by the Secretary of Defense on Hostage Rescue Operation in Somalia
http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15024 January 25, 2012Last night U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted, by order of the Presidentof the United States, a successful mission in Somalia to rescue twoindividuals taken hostage on October 25, 2011. Ms. Jessica Buchanan, anAmerican citizen employed by the Danish Demining Group, and her Danishcolleague, Mr. Poul Thisted, were kidnapped at gunpoint by criminal suspectsnear Galcayo, Somalia.
U.S. Forces Rescue Kidnapped American, Danish Humanitarian Workers inSomalia (AFRICOM.mil)
http://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=7561&lang=0 January 25, 2012STUTTGART, Germany, Jan 25, 2012 - By the order of the President of theUnited States and under the direction of U.S. Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM),early Wednesday morning, January 25, 2012, U.S. Special Operations Forcesrescued an American citizen and a Danish citizen from captivity in Somalia.
Special Operations Forces Rescue Hostages in Somalia (DoD homepage)
http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=66914 January 25, 2012By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 ± Special operations forces rescued an American womanand Danish man who had been held captive in Somalia for three months, PresidentBarack Obama announced early this morning.
Sources: US raid frees American and Dane held hostage in Somalia (AP)
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/25/sources-us-raid-frees-american-and-dane-held-hostage-in-somalia/?test=latestnews January 25, 2012U.S. military forces flew in helicopters under the cover of darkness on a raid into Somaliaearly Wednesday and freed an American and a Dane held hostage, Western officials said.Pirates reported a gun battle with several casualties.
Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia are rescued (CNN)
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/world/africa/somalia-aid-workers/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 January 25, 2012By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia last year were rescued duringan operation early Wednesday, a Danish aid group said.
U.S. raid frees two pirate hostages in Somalia (Reuters)