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UK aid worker released in Somalia  Zimbabwean-born Frans Barnard, a security consultant kidnapped six days ago by gunmen in Somalia, has been released   Two journalists released  Somalia: Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian journalist, and Nigel Brenan, an Australian photojournalist, were released after having been held since August 2008 Aid workers released  Somalia: Three foreign aid workers kidnapped in Kenya by Somali gunmen 3 months ago have been freed Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well'
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Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Map of Puntland Somalia  Somalia: 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   Somalia: 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 killed Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
'Most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on Al Qaeda-linked militants Map of Nairobi Kenya


year 2013 Top ^

Sep.22
  Kenya: Hostages have been holed up at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital after it was attacked by members of an Al Qaeda-linked group


year 2012 Top ^

Dec.23
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Jan.25
  Somalia: 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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Oct.19


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Jan.10
  Somalia: 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
Jan.4 Two kidnapped journalists reported freed  Somalia: British journalist Colin Freeman and Spanish photojournalist Jose Cendon,, both working for London's Daily Telegraph, were kidnapped in Nove...

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Jun.28 Kidnapped aid workers freed  Somalia: Swedish and a Danish national taken hostage by Islamist militants were released within hours Apr.11   Sarkozy: Pirates have released hostages  Paris: Pirates have released the 30-member crew of a luxury yacht that was hijacked a week ago off the coast of Somalia

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.24 French journalist freed  Somalia: Cameraman Gwen Le Gouil, kidnapped eight days ago by tribal clan, was producing a television documentary about human trafficking Oct.23 U.N. food chief released
  Somalia: Idris Osman was released. Government troops arrested Osman a week ago during a raid
Apr.29 Rebels release 7 Chinese hostages
  Ethiopia: 7 Chinese oil workers and 2 African civilians were released by a rebel group that attacked a Chinese oil exploration facility
Mar.13   European hostages freed
  Eritrea: 5 Europeans who were abducted have been released in neighboring Eritrea and are in good health


Pirates Main Event: Navy SEALs rescue aid wo...
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1. 2012-12-23 Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Puntland, Somalia
2. 2012-03-21 Somali pirates release British hostage Somalia
2012-01-25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Somalia
E. 2010-10-19 UK aid worker released in Somalia Somalia
F. 2009-11-25 Two journalists released Somalia
G. 2009-10-03 Aid workers released Somalia
7. 2009-01-10 Saudi tanker crew 'safe and well' Somalia
I. 2009-01-04 Two kidnapped journalists reported freed Somalia


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