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Shown are Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, left, and American Jessica Buchanan. U.S. military forces flew into Somalia in a nighttime raid Wednesday and freed the two hostages while killing nine pirates, officials and a pirate source said.

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Daring raid frees US, Danish hostages

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Held captive since last fall, an ailing American woman and a Danish man are safely on their way home after a bold, dark-of-night rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs. The commandos slipped into a Somali encampment, shot and killed nine captors and whisked the hostages to freedom.

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