Piracy: strikes against bases in Somalia

The EU force deployed Atalanta anti-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and other regions at risk in the Indian Ocean was first made ​​targeted strikes against bases of pirates on the coast of Somalia, said the site official of the Atalante in a statement on Tuesday.

The strikes were made by one of the helicopters deployed on one of the warships of Atalanta plying the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia to protect merchant ships since 2008, the statement which specifies no Somali was injured during the operation.

The operation was conducted “in accordance with resolution 1851 Security Council United Nations and has the full support of the Somali government,” the statement reported.

“We believe this action will further increase the pressure (the pirates) and disrupt their efforts to go to sea to attack merchant ships or fishing,” said the Admiral Duncan Potts, commander of the mission Atalanta .

In March, the heads of diplomacy of EU member countries had given the green light to “stronger action on the Somali coastline,” Atalanta giving forces the ability to “neutralize” the deposits of the pirates, namely their boats and their reserves, including fuel.


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