According to an anonymous military official, four Navy SEALs came under fire and were seriously injured during rescue efforts in South Sudan.
The SEALs, who were flying aboard tilt-rotor Ospreys, were trying to evacuate Americans, when they came under small arms fire that penetrated the bottom of the aircraft, said the official.
Three of the SEALs have been evacuated to Germany for treatment, while the fourth suffering from more serious injuries will remain in Kenya.
The latest violence in South Sudan, apparently was caused by conflict between rival factions within the country’s military.
As of Sunday, about 380 U.S. officials and private citizens had been evacuated along with 300 citizens of other countries, the State Department reported.
Please keep these warriors and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Check out more on this story and the situation courtesy of Stars and Stripes.