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The Pentagon reported on the operation carried out by the US Navy SEAL special forces in Nigeria

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American media report on the conduct of the US special forces operation in West Africa. According to the latest information, fighters of the main tactical unit of the Special Operations Forces (MTR) of the US Navy SEAL took part in the operation.


The Pentagon reported that the special operation was carried out on October 31 and that its purpose was to free a citizen of the United States of America, 27-year-old Phil Walton. It is known that he was kidnapped a few days ago in the Nigerian village of Massalata.

The American side has information that Walton is going to transfer one of the terrorist groups to the state of Niger with the aim of obtaining a ransom from the United States in the future. As a result, it was decided to carry out a special operation to free him. It was held in northern Nigeria.

US State Department spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the US citizen was saved and is now safe. From the post:

None of the American servicemen were injured during the special operation.

The United States adds that all the kidnappers were killed during the actions of the SEAL special forces. How many people were eliminated has not yet been reported.

Meanwhile, the American press says that in order to establish the place where the kidnappers were hiding Walton in Nigeria, the necessary actions were taken by the CIA officers. It was they who transferred the data to the fighters of the American MTR.

It is also told about which aircraft were involved in the operation. This is a C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft, a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor, aviation tankers and MC-130 special operations support aircraft. The latter was transferred to Nigeria via the Spanish base of Rota.

The CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor, according to the latest data, was used at the final stage of the special operation.

For reference, a new US military base was opened in Niger in 2019. It has been named the West African counterterrorism base. The main goal, according to the Pentagon, is to counter the terrorist group Boko Haram (* banned in the Russian Federation).

What goals American Phil Walton pursued in Nigeria is not reported
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  1. Maki maki
    Maki maki 1 November 2020 07: 31 New
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    Apparently, a "valuable shot" since the special forces were involved.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 1 November 2020 07: 43 New
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      Quote: Maki Maki
      Apparently, a "valuable shot" since the special forces were involved.

      A simple Yankee will not wander around Africa.
      1. Maki maki
        Maki maki 1 November 2020 07: 47 New
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        Quote: tihonmarine
        A simple Yankee won't wander around Africa

        Not otherwise, "colored democrat"
    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 1 November 2020 07: 51 New
      +3
      Apparently, such actions strengthen the faith of their people in the might and might of their state stronger than any patriotic action carried out by the nomenclature.
      We are waiting for a Hollywood action movie on this topic. Here you don't need to be a fan of making a movie. laughing
      And so, yes. For such a case, special forces are also needed, as well as an oceanic fleet and a powerful, modern army.
      1. Snail N9
        Snail N9 1 November 2020 09: 43 New
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        Well, the Yankees don't forgive for their own people. It is customary in Russia to put this on their compatriots who have fallen into various unpleasant situations abroad. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs always has one answer to such cases: "They are all on their own .... at their own peril and risk .... we warned .... now, let them solve their problems themselves .... we have it a lot of things ... no time to do little things ... every person .... "
    3. saygon66
      saygon66 1 November 2020 18: 24 New
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      - Like, missionary ... Lived on a farm near the border with Niger, with his wife and daughter. Another blissful ...
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 November 2020 07: 45 New
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    And you believe in it, Then by chance somewhere an airplane, helicopter or tiltrotor with paratroopers will fall, everyone will die and it turns out that this squad was involved in this operation. The operation is called; Elections, Elections candidates (steamer whistle).
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 1 November 2020 07: 54 New
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      Quote: tralflot1832
      And you believe it,

      I believe why not take a walk in the African jungle, well, they love nature walks.
      1. Tugarin
        Tugarin 1 November 2020 08: 00 New
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        Quote: tihonmarine
        why don't yaniku take a walk in the African jungle

        Walked along Africa, plucked figs-dates .. lol
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 November 2020 07: 59 New
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    None of the American servicemen were injured during the special operation.
    That does not happen so often when the Americans conduct special operations in other countries. There are plenty of examples of American special forces losses due to stupidity, excessive self-confidence and arrogance.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 1 November 2020 09: 41 New
      +1
      About three or four years ago, the video went about how the American special forces were put on-line, why did it appear? The battlefield was not for long behind the "rebels". Everything was taken away by the Americans! Somewhere in the African shroud.
  4. Generator Systems
    Generator Systems 1 November 2020 08: 02 New
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    All over the world they are fighting except for their piece of landwhat
    1. Maki maki
      Maki maki 1 November 2020 08: 23 New
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      Quote: Systems Generator
      All over the world they are fighting except for their piece of land

      You can't do it at home, because "money loves silence." And Big Money loves great silence.
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 1 November 2020 09: 44 New
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      There are less than three days left, Trump is losing with a devastating score on the remote. He warned that it would be so. We are waiting !!!
  5. Trojan_wolf
    Trojan_wolf 1 November 2020 09: 42 New
    +2
    Saving Private Ryan
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 1 November 2020 10: 28 New
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      Quote: Trojan_Wolf
      Saving Private Ryan

      Yeah. Along the way, killing several hundred innocent civilians.
      First, these Boko Horam, Al Qaeda and ISIS create mattresses, and then, like to fight them, they create their bases and "fight" against them, establishing control over the deposits of rare earth metals, oil fields and drug trafficking.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 1 November 2020 09: 48 New
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    in 2019, a new US military base was opened in Niger. It has been named the West African counterterrorism base. The main goal, according to the Pentagon, is to counter the terrorist group Boko Haram (* banned in the Russian Federation).
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    In Syria, Americans support thugs, and in West Africa they fight, well, storytellers! As soon as the American was kidnapped, did they immediately begin to fight?
  7. Revolver
    Revolver 1 November 2020 10: 05 New
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    They piled on allah-babaham - it's nice. But the fact that American guys had to take a risk because of a fiddler who wanted African exoticism in kind, and not on TV, I can't even describe the words that would have passed the moderation.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 1 November 2020 14: 00 New
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    How many people were eliminated has not yet been reported.
    Two or three shepherds of local goats, armed)) with sticks for corraling these same goats. laughing And to the Merikatos special forces lol orders are haunting! wassat
  9. times
    times 1 November 2020 20: 59 New
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    Their area of ​​interest extends far away. Someday they will pinch.