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Somali Pirates Get Ready for Pirate Season

With the end of the monsoon season, comes pirate season.

Somali pirates are preparing for a new raiding season, taking advantage of the calmer seas after the monsoon period, as their ties with Islamist rebels come under closer scrutiny.

Pirate gangs already hold a grim trophy haul of at least 49 vessels and over 500 hostages, according to the monitoring group Ecoterra, captured mainly through the use of small skiffs, grappling hooks and rocket-propelled grenades.

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Crippling Somalian drought seen from space

Somalia hasn’t seen rain in two years!