EU Plans to Battle Somalia Pirates on Beaches, FAZ Reports

The European Union plans to extend the mandate of its naval anti-piracy operations in Somalia to include attacks on installations and boats used by pirates, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung reported, without saying where it got the information.

The EU’s political and security policy committee has assigned the commander of the “Atalanta” anti-piracy mission the task of revising rules to enable onshore operations, the newspaper said.

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