RealNews

U.S. Raid Rescues Captives in Iraq

Three Italian guards and a Polish construction firm manager are freed in a reportedly bloodless commando assault. In a raid south of the capital, U.S. Special Forces on Tuesday freed three Italian hostages held for almost two months and a Pole abducted last week, officials said. The commander of ground forces in Iraq, Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, said some of the kidnappers were seized during the operation, which he said was conducted without a shot being fired. “At this point in time, the hostages are in coalition control, in good hands and in good health,” Sanchez told a news conference in Baghdad, flanked by Italian and Polish diplomats. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.