Kidnapped U.S. captain freed; snipers kill 3 pirates
Published 04/13/2009, Associated Press
In a daring high-seas rescue, U.S. Navy snipers killed three Somali pirates and freed the American sea captain being held at gunpoint. The operation was a victory for the world's most powerful military but one that is unlikely to quell the scourge of piracy off the African coast.Word count: 1436
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