South Korean Commandos Battle Somali Pirates In Rare Raid

In a top-secret operation reportedly lasting five hours, South Korean special forces scrambled up a ladder onto a hijacked vessel in the Arabian Sea at dawn and saved all 21 crew members aboard the Samho Jewelry. Eight Somali pirates were killed and five were captured alive. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by David Price - Jan 21, 2011 - 12:30 PM PST
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Edited by: David Price - Jan 21, 2011 - 12:31 PM PST

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Fabrice Florin
3.8
by Fabrice Florin - Jan. 22, 2011

Informative report about the rescue by South Korean forces of a hijacked cargo ship in the Arabian Sea. This article is factual and presented fairly, though it relies primarily on accounts from government officials. The story offers useful context about what makes this raid unique.

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Ben Waldron
4.0
by Ben Waldron - Jan. 21, 2011

Very good account of the raid, including insights into the political implications for South Korea. The article also provides a brief but thorough primer on Somali piracy.

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