SEAL Team 6 Rescues American Hostage in Nigeria After ‘Daring Raid’
By Fox News // October 31, 2020
“We had to get him before any potential trade or sale”
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(FOX NEWS) – An American hostage has been rescued in Nigeria by SEAL Team 6 in a daring raid, Fox News has learned.
Without suffering any casualties, the elite commandos parachuted into Nigeria and rescued Philip Walton, 27, who had been taken hostage by armed men last week, officials told Fox News.
“We had to get him before any potential trade or sale,” one U.S. official said.
President Donald Trump tweeted out a show of support, calling the SEAL team members “brave warriors,” and saying that “our nation salutes the courageous soldiers behind the daring nighttime rescue operation.” In a separate tweet, Trump described the operation as a “big win” for the elite force.
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