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U.S. ship captain held hostage by pirates has been freed.

By Amanda Terkel on April 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

"U.S. ship captain held hostage by pirates has been freed."

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CNN reports that Capt. Richard Phillips, the head of the Maersk Alabama who has been held captive by pirates off the Somali coast since Wednesday, was freed today. Phillips is “uninjured and in good condition, and that three of the four pirates were killed. The fourth pirate is in custody. Phillips was taken aboard the USS Bainbridge, a nearby naval warship.”

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