Somali Pirates Execute American Hostages

The U.S. military says Somali pirates have killed [executed is the word for it] four American hostages aboard a captured yacht.

Not so long ago, some Americans felt the Somalis were more like a coast guard than actual pirates.

According to their website, two of the executed Americans (Scott Underwood Adam and Jean Savage Adam) distributed free Bibles during their travels.

Heartfelt condolences to all their families and friends.

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Ill Fated Somali Pirates Die Aboard Iranian Death Ship

Seems that a group of Somali pirates met Davy Jones prematurely after seizing an Iranian vessel.

After seizing the Iran Deyanat, “Somali pirates suffered skin burns, lost hair and fell gravely ill ‘within days of boarding… . Some of them died,” according to the Times.

According to PressTV, the US has offered $7 million for rights to board and search the vessel.

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U.S. Navy Pounds Islamic Militant Base In Puntland

The U.S. Navy has reportedly bombarded a remote mountainous village in Puntland with five-inch shells:

NDTV—At least one US warship bombarded a remote, mountainous village in Somalia where Islamic militants had set up a base, officials in the northern region of Puntland said on Saturday.

The attack from a US destroyer took place late on Friday, said Muse Gelle, the regional governor. The extremists had arrived Wednesday by speedboat at the port town of Bargal. …

 

Resources:

Google Maps: Bargal, Puntland, Somalia

Puntland State of Somalia

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U.S. Air Force Strikes Al-Qaeda Targets In Somalia

A U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship attacked al-Qaeda targets in Somalia Monday:

Washington Post—A U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship staged an airstrike against suspected al-Qaeda operatives in southern Somalia on Monday, the second such attack this month, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

There was no immediate information on specific targets or the strike’s results. The United States has said that at least three senior al-Qaeda operatives were being sheltered by the Islamic Courts movement that was ousted from power in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, by the Ethiopian military last month. …

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