Posts Tagged ‘somali pirates’

Now that Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse’s age has been determined — he’s supposedly 18, not 15, as previously reported by his legal team — the young Somali “pirate” faces life in prison. He appeared in a federal court in Manhattan yesterday and according to official reports, Muse was the first to board the Maersk Alabama on April 8, armed […]


Two Somali pirates were killed on Friday when French commandos stormed a yacht that had been seized by the pirates. A French hostage was also killed in the raid. On Sunday, sharpshooters on a U.S. Navy destroyer killed three more Somali pirates who were holding an American ship captain hostage in a lifeboat — thus bringing to an end a […]