Salem Radio Network News Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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White House outlines efforts to rescue missionaries in Haiti (AUDIO)

WASHINGTON (SRN News)  – The White House said the United States has deployed a “significant number” of law enforcement and hostage recovery specialists to win the release of 17 missionaries who were abducted in Haiti.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said those specialists are working with Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, the families, and the Haitian government.

“We are looking at every possible option,” Sullivan said

Sixteen Americans, including five children, and one Canadian are being held hostage by the 400 Mawozo gang. Its leader has threatened to kill those abducted if his demands are not met.

Haitian officials have said the gang is seeking $1 million ransom per person.

“We have put the assets and resources in play that we believe can help bring this to a successful conclusion,” Sullivan said.

A spokesman for Christian Aid Ministries has said the families of those kidnapped are from Amish, Mennonite and other conservative Anabaptist communities in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Ontario, Canada.

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