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US Special Forces released hostage in Nigeria

US Special Forces released hostage in Nigeria

During the special operation, six of the seven militants guarding Walton were killed. US military personnel were not injured during the operation.





On October 31, US Marine Special Operations personnel released Philip Walton, a 27-year-old US citizen who was taken hostage in Niger on October 26. This was reported by the ABC News TV channel, citing sources in the special services.

According to them, Walton is a farmer and lived with his wife and daughter near the border with Nigeria. He was kidnapped for ransom.

Government services from the United States, Niger, and Nigeria were involved in the operation, sources said. As a result, the CIA obtained information about the whereabouts of the hostage in Nigeria and transferred them to the SEAL Team Six special forces.

During the special operation, six of the seven militants who were guarding Walton were killed, according to the interlocutors of ABC News. US military personnel were not injured during the operation.

Officials in the administration reportedly held secret talks in with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad earlier this year to release the American hostages.


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