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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.

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