Italian helper Silvia Romano was finally released in Somalia as part of a military operation after she was detained in Kifili on the Kenyan coast for more than a year on November 20, 2018.
“I was strong. I fought back. I’m fine and can’t wait to go back to Italy,” Romano said after his release, the Kronos DNA news agency reports. It will arrive at Ciampino Airport in Rome this Sunday morning at around 2:00 p.m.
The news was released by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte through a message on Twitter. “My thanks go to the men and women of the foreign secret services. Silvia: We are waiting for you in Italy,” said Conte.
The operation of the Agency for External Information and Security (AISE) was managed by General Luciano Carta in cooperation with the Turkish and Somali secret services. It developed on Friday evening about 30 kilometers from Mogadishu in an area that was severely affected by the recent flooding, reports the newspaper ‘La Repubblica’.