Freed from Pirates, Hijacked Dhow Returns to Sea

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By MarEx 

On Thursday, the Indian Navy took custody of the Indian dhow Al Kausar, which was hijacked by Somali pirates off Socotra Island on April 1. Somali security forces recaptured the dhow and freed the hostages in a series of operations and arrested as many as a dozen pirates who were involved in the kidnapping. Two of the crew were found aboard the dhow on Tuesday, and the remaining eight (or nine) were freed the following day. The Al Kausar has reportedly headed for her next destination, escorted by a vessel of the Indian Navy.

Hirsi Yusuf Barre, the mayor of Galkayo, Galmudug, told Reuters that troops surrounded 13 pirates holding nine crewmembers. He reported that 10 of the kidnappers surrendered immediately, and the final three gave up after their parents arrived and asked them to come out. In an interview with VOA Somalia, the mayor of the city…

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