Source: Rescued aid worker on way to United States
Jessica Buchanan was rescued from her Somali captors by U.S. special forces.
January 30th, 2012
09:37 AM ET

Source: Rescued aid worker on way to United States

A U.S. citizen aid worker freed in Somalia last week after three months in captivity was headed to the United States on Monday via a commercial flight from Italy, a senior U.S. official said.

Jessica Buchanan, 32, was set to depart from Sigonella, Italy, the official said. It was unclear what time the flight was leaving.

U.S. military forces rescued Buchanan and Poul Thisted, 60, on Wednesday. The two were traveling in Somalia as workers for the Danish Refugee Council at the time of their kidnappings.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Big Game James

    Seal Team 6 needs their own video game.

    January 30, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy ©

    Welcome home, Jessica.

    January 30, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT ( south Yemen prison GUARD )

    i wonder if they, you know whated her..

    January 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©



      January 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmm what

      Played scrabble with her? Baked her a cake? Pushed her on a swing? What?

      January 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Let's hope not.

    January 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    The navy is getting some great P R from seal team 6,what young man doesnt want to be a hero.

    January 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |