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US captain freed; snipers kill 3 pirates

2009-04-13 03:05:00 GMT2009-04-13 11:05:00 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Navy snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain in a surprise nighttime assault in choppy seas Easter Sunday, ending a five-day standoff between a team of rogue gunmen and the world's most powerful military.

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