Somali pirates

Video: Face-to-face with pirates


  Lucrative raids lure Somali youth to piracy  

In the first of five exclusive reports, Al Jazeera comes face-to-face with Somali pirates who have helped make shipping lanes off the coast of Somalia one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Garowe, Somalia, where the lure of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a successful pirate raid seem irresistible to many in the war-torn country.