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Hassan Abdalla was on his way to deliver rice to starving Somalis when his freighter, the Semlow, was surrounded by small boats manned by pirates with AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).
Claiming to belong to the so-called Somali Marines — the largest of the many pirate gangs ...