Kidnapped US Captain Freed: Snipers Kill Three Pirates

by Benjamin Domenech on 11:32 pm April 12, 2009

NAIROBI, Kenya – Navy snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain in a surprise nighttime assault in choppy seas Easter Sunday, ending a five-day standoff between a team of rogue gunmen and the world’s most powerful military.

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