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Anglo-French Naval Force Expected To Take Fight To Pirates Ashore

April 03 2012

United Kingdom

Several ships from the British Royal Navy are preparing to link up with a French aircraft carrier to attack Somali pirates in their hideouts on land in Somalia, reports This Is Plymouth (U.K.).

Amphibious landing ship HMS Bulwark and helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious, along with Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, will leave for war games in the Mediterranean with the French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, government sources said.

After the exercises, both governments...

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