22 hostages rescued from Somali pirates

2012-12-23 20:27

Mogadishu - The authorities in the autonomous Somali region of Puntland said on Sunday they have freed 22 hostages who were captured by pirates on a ship off the Yemeni coast in 2009.

"Puntland government forces conducting a humanitarian rescue operation have safely rescued 22 hostages on board the MV Iceberg 1 vessel," they said in a statement.

  • stirer.kathray - 2012-12-24 06:05

    I am surprized that the United Nations has not conducted an Entebe-type raid on the pirates and rescued many more. Surely piracy on the high seas by citizens of a country, is an act of war?

  • vanessa.louw.908 - 2012-12-24 06:37

    Its crazy to think that pirates exist in this day n age! Ships are faster, got more tech and radar, how?

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