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Ahmed said the Puntland naval forces had been dispatched to the area not to free the ship by force but to cut off any supplies to the pirates.'Attacking the ship will not help, but instead it will endanger the lives of the crew,' he said.

Families of the crew members had tearfully pleaded for the men to be released unharmed.

Security official Ahmed Mohamed said the pirates have left the ship, which is now heading to Bossaso port, the region's commercial hub.

He says the release occurred after negotiations by local elders and local officials with the pirates, who seized the tanker on Monday.

An official in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland said more than two dozen men boarded the ship off Somalia's northern coast, an area known to be used by weapons smugglers and members of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.Abdirizak Mohamed Ahmed, the director of Puntand's anti-piracy agency, confirmed the release of the ship Thursday night and said naval forces had boarded it to escort it to port.The European Union anti-piracy operation in the region had said the pirates had been holding the crew captive and demanding a ransom.The ship had been carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, he said.Eight Sri Lankan crew members were reported aboard.Some activists have also attacked the use of the “heer” system to deal with rape cases, which can see clan elders organise for compensation to be paid to victims, and allows perpetrators to escape jail.

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