Somali pirates given life in US prison

 BBC News

Two Somali men who pleaded guilty to piracy for a hijacking that ended in the deaths of four American sailors have been sentenced to life in prison.

Burhan Abdirahman Yusuf and Ali Abdi Mohamed are among 11 men who have pleaded guilty over the February hijacking of the S/V Quest off Oman.

The boat’s owners and two guests were shot dead before American naval commandos could rescue them.

Three other men have been charged with murder over the attack.

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