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Somali forces kill pirate on Panama ship

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posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 06:46 PM
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Somali forces kill pirate on Panama ship


africa.reuters.com

Security forces from northern Somalia killed a pirate and wounded two others during a shoot-out on Sunday with hijackers aboard a Panama-flagged ship, a local government official said. One soldier was killed.

Somali pirates have hijacked more than 30 ships so far this year and received ransoms totalling up to $30 million.

In the highest profile case so far, ransom talks are continuing after they seized a Ukrainian vessel, the MV Faina, which was loaded with 33 T-72 tanks and other weaponry.
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posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 06:46 PM
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Situation finnaly cleared.
Didn't see this posted here.


30 ships...

This one has 33 T-72 Tanks

What did the other ones what...
Where was this going?
WHat were they going to do with 30 battle-line tanks...

What are they highjacking in other raids.
Who do the priates sell thier loot to.

Why does this areticle answer ZERO of these questions

africa.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 06:56 PM
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I know the Gulf of Aden between Somalia and Yemen has tons of pirates. Its a little silly to think of modern pirates but that area has maybe the most in waters.
In another article the MV Faina if I read it correctly was in the area "to prevent the pirates from offloading the cargo."

afp.google.com...


I think those pirates in Washington and Wall Street are more threatening



posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by Moonsouljah
I think those pirates in Washington and Wall Street are more threatening


More threatening yes...

But to an average decent sailor at sea.. Thats one part of the world i wouldn't want to be.


I still want to know what else has been taken
and from who... and where was it going... and for what...

but... i can only rely on the media



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