Category Archives: Somalia

Friday Foto

Anti-piracy mission “Operation Atalanta” – a German Navy VBSS team combats piracy in the Horn of Africa to protect international sea and trade routes. © Bundeswehr / Hbtsm Sascha Jonack

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Mogadishu Mile 5K run to commemorate 20th Anniversary of The Battle of Mogadishu

The Mogadishu Mile 5K will take place in Irving, Texas on Saturday, October 5th, as a portion of a 20th anniversary Task Force Ranger Reunion.   Participants will run alongside actual members of Task Force Ranger as a tribute to those … Continue reading

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An officer from the Kenyan Contingent of the AMISOM looks through binoculars during an advance on the Somali port city of Kismayu last week-end.  29 years after “Operation Gothic Serpent”, multi-national forces are again intervening in Somalia to try and … Continue reading

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Royal Marine receives award for counter-piracy operations

A Royal Marine whose ship chased down a pirate mothership in the Gulf and captured more than 30 pirates has been awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS). Major Adam Whitmarsh, aged 33, was based on Royal Fleet Auxiliary … Continue reading

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HMS Sutherland crew hone pirate take-down skills

Royal Marines aboard HMS Sutherland have been practising their pirate vessel boarding techniques using ‘rapid roping’ from the frigate’s helicopter in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Despite punishing daytime temperatures in the mid-30s degrees Celsius, ‘The Fighting Clan’, as … Continue reading

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