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Syrian captain killed by pirates in Somalia

September 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Incidents

The Syrian captain of a ship heading towards Somalia has been killed by pirates.

He was on a Panamanian vessel which was captured. African Union peacekeeping troops and Somali police rescued the ship, after he was killed.

The Syrian captain was ordered by the pirates to turn away from Mogadishu – where he was heading. He refused, and he was killed.

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  • 1 pamela // Sep 26, 2009 at 12.46 am

    God rest his soul and give patience to his family…I only hope we hear about him in the international press!!!

  • 2 A.H. // Oct 2, 2009 at 6.28 am

    could you give his name?

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