EU extends Somalia anti-piracy operation

New rules authorise bloc's warships and helicopters to strike pirate bases on land.

    The European Union has extended its anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia, authorising its forces to strike pirate bases on land. 

    The EU insists no ground troops will be deployed but the new rules will allow warships and helicopters to target the pirates' arms depots, trucks and other equipment on land and boats in Somali waters.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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