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Its great that NATO is getting involved not just american millitary

 

NATO's Warship Takes on Somalia Pirates 4/24/2012 6:08:58 PM

The Danish warship HDMS Absalon has freed 12 hostages and taken on board 16 suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia. It is a successful end to their six-month deployment under NATO's Operation Ocean Shield.

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Hh5 NATO and Russia have been active in the region for almost a year, as have a number of other nations. :)

 

Best story so far is the pirate attacking a German boat at night ,about 4 month ago, only to find it was a frigate. Surprise.

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yeah but in 2005\2006 UN sent 65,000 to attack Somali and they got their butt kicked.

 

I saw the doco on the freighter captain was taken hostage ... nice to have a swat team to take out the pirates

Its great that the company had anti-pirate procedures.

 

We should attack Somali and clear jail the drug lords.

Sanctions and blockades may hurt the people more than the drug loads.

Anyway they hold all their money in cash so I doubt freezing bank accounts would do any good.

 

But the UN should do something instead of the USA it can not afford another IRAQ situation\cost.

 

anyway I wonder how much is the fight being won?

 

Hh5 NATO and Russia have been active in the region for almost a year, as have a number of other nations. Posted Image

 

Best story so far is the pirate attacking a German boat at night ,about 4 month ago, only to find it was a frigate. Surprise.

 

Foix News

 

While much of the world's economy is in the doldrums, business is booming for Somalia's pirates, whose attacks on commercial ships sailing

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No Hijacking by Somali Pirates in Nearly a Year

 

The fight against Somali pirates has been so effective that they haven't been able to mount a successful hijacking in nearly a year, the chair of the global group trying to combat the pirates said Thursday.
 
U.S. diplomat Donna Leigh Hopkins credits the combined efforts of international naval forces and stepped-up security on ships including the use of armed guards. But there are also other factors including the jailing of some 1,140 Somali pirate in 21 countries "which started deglamorizing piracy," she said.
 
Somali pirates hijacked 46 ships in 2009, 47 in 2010, but only 25 in 2011, an indication that new on-board defenses were working. In 2012, there were just 75 attacks reported off Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden — down from 237 attacks in 2011 — and only 14 ships were hijacked, according to the International Maritime Bureau.
 
"Pirate attacks are down by at least 75 percent," Hopkins said in an interview with The Associated Press.

 

 

 

 

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U.S. Says Navy SEALs Stage Raid on Somali Militants

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Navy SEAL team targeted a senior leader of the Shabab militant group in a raid on his seaside villa in the Somali town of Baraawe on Saturday, American officials said, in response to a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall for which the group had claimed responsibility.

The SEAL team stealthily approached the beachfront house by sea, firing on the unidentified target in a predawn gunbattle that was the most significant raid by American troops on Somali soil since commandos killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Qaeda mastermind, near the same town four years ago.
 
The Shabab leader was believed to have been killed in the firefight, but the SEALS were forced to withdraw before that could be confirmed, a senior American official said. Such operations by American forces are rare because they carry a high risk, and indicate that the target was considered a high priority. Baraawe, a small port town south of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, is known as a gathering place for the Shabab’s foreign fighters.

 

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