Somalia's Puntland Cracks Down on Pirates

Forces in the autonomous Puntland region of Somalia have succeeded in taking over a pirate haven and freed the crew members of a ship that was seized nearly three years ago.

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  • Somalia:  Puntland Forces Free Pirate Hostages

    Garowe Online, 23 December 2012

    Puntland government forces rescued 22 hostages after a two week standoff with Somali pirates holding the MV Iceberg 1 off of the coast of Puntland's Mudug region, Garowe Online ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Puntland Forces Take Pirates' Haven

    Garowe Online, 23 December 2012

    Puntland government forces have reached Gara'ad coastal town, compelling pirates to flee the coastal town in Mudug region, Garowe Online reports. read more »

Photo: EUNOVFOR.

Suspected pirates surrender (file photo).

  • Somalia:  EU Naval Ship Intercepts Pirates (press release)

    European Union Naval Force Somalia, 20 December 2012

    On 15 December Swedish EU NAVFOR maritime patrol aircraft located a suspicious skiff with five suspect pirates on board. Belgium frigate BNS Louise-Marie was tasked to conduct a ... read more »

  • Somalia:  EU Naval Force Belgian Frigate Louise-Marie Apprehends Five Suspected Pirates (press release)

    European Union Naval Force Somalia, 17 December 2012

    In the afternoon of 15 December 2012, the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Belgian Frigate Louise-Marie intercepted one skiff with five suspected pirates on board. read more »

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