American commandos rescued six Pakistanis from an oil tanker

WEB DESK – The US Department of Defence (DoD) now confirmed that American Navy commandos freed one commercial tanker from alleged Libyan hijackers which was also carrying at least six Pakistanis along with other crew members.

(October 29, 2002) -- Onboard USS Oscar-Austin (DDG-79) underway with Truman Battle Group for Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy Seals assigned to Team Four, Little Creek, VA., fastrope onto the fantail of USS Oscar-Austin (DDG-79) during JTFEX.  (U. S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class (AW) Michael W. Pendergrass)  (RELEASED)

According to an official communique available on DoD’s website, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said on Monday that rescue operation was conducted at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments.

“No one was hurt tonight when US forces, at the request of both the Libyan and Cypriot governments, boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory, a stateless vessel seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans.” he said.

“The boarding operation, approved by President Obama and conducted just after 10 p.m. EDT on March 16 in international waters southeast of Cypress, was executed by a team of US Navy SEALs attached to Special Operations Command Europe,” he added.

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