Unidentified Syrian hostages pose for a photograph after they were released by pirates at the airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Rob Almeida
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January 12, 2013

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Unidentified Syrian hostages pose for a photograph after they were released by pirates at the airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, January 12, 2013. Somali pirates have released three Syrian hostages held in captivity since 2010 without payment of any ransom, government officials said on Saturday. The three were part of the 19-strong crew of a Panama-flagged, United Arab Emirates-owned bulk cargo vessel captured in December 2010 some 400 miles northeast of the Seychelles. The ship was released in October 2012 after pirates said they received $400,000, but detained six of the crew to get more money for them. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA – Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)

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