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EU extends Somalia counter-piracy operation by two years

Date Published: 
03/23/2012
Summary: 

The European Union prolonged its counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia by two years on Friday, until December 2014, and extended its range to include Somali coastal territory. The operation, called Atalanta, seeks to protect World Food Programme vessels delivering food aid to displaced people in Somalia, as well as to combat piracy off the Somali coast.