海豹突击队在西非营救了美国人质 6 在大胆的突袭中

海豹突击队在西非营救了美国人质 6 在大胆的突袭中

一个 美国人 hostage has been rescued in West 非洲 通过 SEAL Team 6 in a daring raid, 福克斯新闻了解到.

The elite SEAL Team 6 staged a daring raid in the West African country of Nigeria, rescuing Philip Walton, 27, who had been taken hostage, 官员告诉福克斯新闻.

Walton was kidnapped in Niger, which borders Nigeria, 本周早些时候. The hostage rescue took place in northern Nigeria earlier today.

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The SEALs rescued Walton after killing a number of his captors. SEAL Team 6 was chosen for the operation because they are responsible for West Africa, 福克斯新闻了解到.

“U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men,” Jonathan Hoffman, chief Pentagon spokesman, 在声明中说.

This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation.

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We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation,” Hoffman added. “The United States will continue to protect our people and our interests anywhere in the world.”

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