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American Aid Worker Describes Her 93 Days Of Hell At The Hands Of Somali Bandits Who Kidnapped Her And The Dramatic Navy SEAL Rescue Mission That Freed Her





” An American aid worker who was kidnapped by Somali bandits and held hostage in the desert for 93 days has spoken for the first time about her terrifying ordeal and the dramatic Navy SEAL rescue mission that brought her home.

Jessica Buchanan was 32-years-old when she was in Somalia teaching children how to avoid landmines with fellow care worker Poul Thisted.

Their car was hijacked by Somali bandits with AK 47’s. One of them was a ten-year-old boy who was draped in ammunition. She was sure she was going to be raped and killed.

On the night she was rescued, when she heard the gunfire, she thought it was a rival Islamic faction come to kidnap her and probably kill her.

At one point, while they were waiting for the helicopters to come, the SEALS think they hear something and ask her to lie down. 

Then they gently lie on top of her to shield her from any attack – ready to take a bullet for her, something Jessica says she cannot comprehend. 

When the helicopters come and she gets inside, Jessica said she only starts to breathe once they get off the ground. And then one of the SEALS hands her a folded over American flag.

She describes the moment: ‘I just started to cry. At that point in time I have never in my life been so proud and so very happy to be an American.’ “








Pictured: Suspect Accused Of Taking Three Teens Arrested With His Brothers



Arrested: The prime suspect has been identified as 52-year-old Ariel Castro

” The prime suspect in the astonishing kidnapping case of three women held captive for ten years has been taken into custody – as well as two of his own brothers.

Ariel Castro, 52, of Cleveland, Ohio was arrested on Monday after one of his alleged victims escaped his home and called police.

Neighbors in the street were shocked to hear that Castro, who was once a school bus driver in the Cleveland area, could be capable of abducting three innocent teenagers from the street and tying them up with chains in his basement.

Castro’s Facebook page depicts a man with a passion for motorcycles and the bass guitar.

His last post to the social networking site on May 2 says: ‘Miracles really do happen, God is good :)’

The man who came to Amanda Berry’s rescue, Charles Ramsey, expressed disbelief that his neighbor could be capable of such a disturbed and shocking crime.

He told NewsNet5: ‘I’ve been here a year. I barbeque with this dude, we eat ribs and what not and listen to salsa music. Not a clue that that girl was in that house or that anyone else was in there with.”

Amanda 911 Call

Amanda Berry’s Family Reacts To Her Being Found

More Family Reaction: Amanda Berry

History Of Missing Teens Case

Social media reaction to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus found

Neighbor Describes Ariel Castro


11pm: Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Information

Charles Ramsey Interview, Cleveland Man That Found Amanda Berry

Fat Cat

“Fat cat too greedy for kidnappers”

  “A kidnapped fat cat which tips the scales at more than two stones has been returned to its owners after thieves could no longer
cope with its enormous appetite.”


“(KABUL, Afghanistan) — It was a risky but successful operation: British and other NATO forces stormed a cave tucked in the mountains before dawn Saturday and rescued two foreign female aid workers and their two Afghan colleagues being held hostage by Taliban-linked militants ”