A team of Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker from Libyan rebels, the Pentagon announced early Monday.
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby, in a statement, said that the operation had been carried out after being approved by President Obama late Sunday evening.
The commercial tanker, Morning Glory, had been taken over earlier in March by three armed Libyans, acting without the authority of their government, according to reports.
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“No one was hurt tonight when U.S. 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,” said Kirby in a statement.