3 Syrian Hostages Released
Somali pirates have released three Syrian hostages after more than two years of captivity, the Somali government has confirmed.
The three were the last of 21 surviving crew members to be freed from the ship MV Orna owned by a company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The pirates hijacked the ship 400 nautical miles northeast of Seychelles in December, 2010.
Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said that no ransom was paid for the release of the Syrian nationals, calling on pirates to unconditionally free all ships and hostages they are holding.
Source: Press TV.