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  French woman kidnapped in Kenya   A French woman seized in northern Kenya was taken to Somalia by her captors after a sea battle to rescue her failed Pirates release tanker after 4 months   British pair freed from pirates  Paul, 60, and Rachel Chandler, 56, from Kent, have been released by Somali pirates after being held captive for more than a year UK aid worker released in Somalia Hostages: We're being badly treated Hostages: Pirates will kill us in days  A British couple held hostage by pirates for more than 3 months have told of brutal treatment at the hand of their captors Two journalists released British hostages say pirates will kill them  A British couple kidnapped from their yacht pleaded for their life in a video broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 Friday Ransom demanded for yacht couple   Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping
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1. 2017-03-16 Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions Puntand, Somalia
C. 2013-01-12 French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Bulo Marer, Somalia
3. 2012-12-24 Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen Yemen
4. 2012-12-23 Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Puntland, Somalia
5. 2012-03-21 Somali pirates release British hostage Somalia
G. 2012-01-25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Somalia
2011-10-13 Doctors seized near Somali border Kenya
I. 2011-10-02 French woman kidnapped in Kenya Manda Island, Kenya

U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates. Southern Iran   Doctors seized near Somali border
  Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions   Pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker released the ship Thursday without conditions, according to a Somali official French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia Map of Bulo Marer Somalia  A French soldier has been killed in Somalia during a failed operation to free a hostage who is also believed to have died, the defence minister said Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen  They were trapped at sea for 1,000 days, held on their own ship MV Iceberg 1 by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates   22 hostages seized by pirates nearly 3 years ago have been freed, the authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland say Somali pirates release British hostage   Somali pirates freed Judith Tebbutt, nearly 7 months after she was taken captive in a raid at a Kenyan beach resort in which her husband was... Navy SEALs rescue aid workers


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  U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American and a Dane
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  Kenya: Gunmen have kidnapped two Spanish doctors working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres near Kenya's border with Somalia

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  Paul Chandler, 59, being held by Somali pirates has spoken to TV from aboard a container ship where they are being held hostage
Oct.12 Pirates urge Spain to free pair Oct.3 Aid workers released Aug.26 Somalia hostage tells of escape  A French security adviser seized by Islamist militants has told how he escaped from his captors without a struggle while they slept Jul.16 Somali PM speaks with French hostage   Interim prime minister said that he has spoken to one of two French hostages seized earlier this week by gunmen who stormed their hotel in M... Apr.10   More pirates searching for lifeboat  Pirates in ships are searching for the lifeboat containing 4 pirates and their hostage, the captain of a freighter they failed to hijack ear...   Hostage dies as French attack pirates
  A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation. Four hostages, including a child, were freed from the hijacked yacht
Captain tried to escape pirates  Richard Phillips was believed to be trying to swim to the USS Bainbridge. The pirates jumped into the water, recaptured him Apr.9 U.S. negotiators try to free captain  Negotiators aboard a U.S. Navy warship are trying to secure the release of Richard Phillips who is being held by pirates on a lifeboat Apr.8   Drama as US crew recapture vessel
  Pirates hold ship's skipper. The destroyer USS Bainbridge has arrived on the scene where a U.S. freighter was hijacked off the Horn Africa
Jan.10 Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well'  The crew of the supertanker Sirius Star will soon be on their way home after Somali pirates freed the hijacked vessel, the ship's owners say

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Oct.23 U.N. food chief released  Idris Osman was released. Government troops arrested Osman a week ago during a raid Oct.17 Aid stopped after kidnap
Map of Mogadishu Somalia  The UN has stopped distributing food in Mogadishu, after government troops abducted the local head of the World Food Program

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Mar.27   11 Aid workers abducted  Gunmen ambushed humanitarian group, taking captive 7 U.N. staffers and 4 aid workers with Doctors Without Borders


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