Skip to comments.EU carries out first airstrikes against Somali pirate targets
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:45 AM PDT by C19fan
The European Union says its naval force off the Somali coastline has carried out its first air strikes against pirate targets on shore. A spokesman said maritime aircraft and attack helicopters took part in the attacks early Tuesday along the coastline. No casualties were reported in the raid, which occurred along Somalia's central coastline in the region of Galmudug.
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I haven't heard one thing about this before. Have any of you?
Long overdue, but I question the effectiveness.
“The EU is the main donor to the Somali transitional government. It is also trains Somali army troops, and is reinforcing the navies of five neighboring countries to enable them to counter piracy themselves.”
I figured the Somali defacto government was the pirates.
The EU has a naval force?
What the heck! Seems to me that it kind of defeats the purpose of raiding the pirates, when you don't kill any of them.
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