The U.S. destroyer and several other American ships have surrounded the Ukrainian Faina, which was hijacked Thursday and is now anchored off the lawless coast of Somalia. The pirates have demanded a ransom of $20 million and the aims to prevent them from taking any of the weapons ashore.
The official in Washington who reported the shootout spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record. He refused to elaborate and said he had no way of confirming the deaths.
But the pirate spokesman insisted the report was not true, that his colleagues were just celebrating the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr despite being surrounded by American warships and helicopters.
"We didn't dispute over a single thing, let alone have a shootout," pirate spokesman Sugule Ali told The Associated Press by satellite telephone Tuesday.
"We are happy on the ship and we are celebrating Eid," Ali said. "Nothing has changed."
The Islamic feast marks the end of the holy month of .
Note that Jihadis can't get along with each other either. They kill Infidels, and when they don't have Infidels to kill, they set to killing each other.
During the Ramadan Feast, Allah must also be satiated.
Allah's neverending thirst for human blood must be assuaged at all costs. If Allah isn't fed, one can assume, the Jihadis believe something even worse will happen to them then simply being a Muslim.
That would be funny, if people didn't have to die for it.