Daring Rescue by U.S. Navy Seals Ups the Ante In the Fight vs. Somali Pirates

The American sea captain held hostage by Somali pirates for five days was rescued by members of the U.S. special ops unit Navy SEALS in a daring made-for-Hollywod firefight which left three kidnappers dead and another captured. Captain Richard Phillips of the U.S.-flagged Maesk Alabama was saved from captivity and possible execution by a surgical strike which resulted in zero casualties on the rescuers’ side. Per CNN, one of the pirates “had an AK-47 leveled at the captain’s back”, prompting SEAL snipers to immediately open fire on the Somalis. Phillips was unharmed. Continue reading “Daring Rescue by U.S. Navy Seals Ups the Ante In the Fight vs. Somali Pirates”

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