27 Feb '13, 10am

#Piracy still a lucrative option for young #Somali locals says @CSISAfrica Jennifer #Cooke @starsandstripes

Related 9 suspected pirates detained by Dutch, EU forces off Somalia Naval forces photograph two suspicious skiffs together before they split up in an attempt to escape Feb. 19, 2013, about 230 miles for the Somali Coast. European Union Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta seized the two skiffs and detained nine suspected pirates. Courtesy of the European Union Naval Forces NAPLES, Italy – The European Union’s naval forces operating off the Somali coastline have transferred nine suspected pirates to the Seychelles for prosecution, a statement said. Helicopters from the Dutch frigate HNLMS De Ruyter and EU Naval Force flagship ESPS Mendez Nunez, along with Spanish maritime patrol aircraft, located two high-speed skiffs about 230 miles northeast of Eyl, off the coast of Somalia, on Feb. 19. Their crews captured the suspected pirates and confiscated the two vessels. On Mo...

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LONDON | Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:13am EST LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Boris Johnson lashed out at a European Union cap on b...