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U.S. Navy rescues Iranians held by pirates

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/06/2012 @ 5:52 pm In Front Page,U.S.,World | No Comments

(FOX NEWS) — The U.S. Navy announced Friday it had rescued 13 Iranian fishermen being held by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, despite rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

An SH-60S Seahawk from the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd detected the pirates while a simultaneous distress call was received from the Al Molai fishing vessel.

Video depicts a team from the Kidd boarding the ship Thursday and then detaining 15 suspected pirates who had been holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for several weeks.

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