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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Four American Hostages Are Killed By Pirates

Four Americans taken hostage after their yacht was hijacked by Somali pirates were killed early Tuesday after gunfire erupted during an attempt by the United States Navy to negotiate with their captors, according to United States military.

Two pirates were also killed in the confrontation and 13 were taken into American military custody.

The Americans, Jean and Scott Adam, from Southern California, and Phyllis Mackay and Robert A. Riggle, from Seattle, were sailing for Djibouti to refuel when they were hijacked several hundred miles off the coast of Oman on Friday afternoon.

A Navy warship had been shadowing the yacht since Saturday.
Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

This is crazy. There should be no negiotiations. If a pirate captures a boat there should be a full on assault to kill every one of them. Eventually the pirates would realize we aren't messing around. We also should let loose some bombs on the Somalia coast for some payback!!!