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Helping Somalia combat pirates

June 03, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Foreign ships that cooperate with Somalia's government gained authorization to enter Somali waters when fighting rampant piracy and armed robbery along its lawless coast.

The U.N. Security Council's 15 members unanimously adopted a resolution intended to combat the attacks and the hijacking of vessels. More than a dozen pirate attacks have occurred this year alone, creating concerns for shipping along routes that connect the Indian Ocean with the Red Sea. The resolution is in part a response to requests for help from the Somali government and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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