Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Payback Time: Somali Pirates Hijack Four More Ships

After Navy sharpshooters picked off three pirates and rescued Captain Phillips on Easter Sunday, their criminal cohorts on the high seas swore retaliation, and they’ve not wasted any time:

MOMBASA, Kenya — Undeterred Somali pirates went on a hijacking spree, brazenly capturing four more ships and taking over 60 crew members hostage in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway at the center of the world's fight against piracy.

Pirates have vowed to retaliate for five colleagues slain by U.S. and French forces in recent hostage rescues _ and the top U.S. military officer said Tuesday he takes those comments seriously.

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