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U.S. Navy Ups Anti-Terror Drive Off Horn of Africa

The United States Navy said on Tuesday it had bolstered its military presence in waters around the Horn of Africa as part of “on-going counter-terrorism operations” in the region. The Navy’s Bahrain-based Maritime Liaison Office said it had increased coalition naval strength in the area to assist operations on land, sea and air. “Coalition forces are alert to potential air and maritime threats and are currently on patrol in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Gulf,” it said in a statement to merchant shipping. “Anyone suspected of assisting or transporting terrorists should expect to be boarded, and will risk the sinking or seizure of (the) vessel, and will be detained and jailed,” it said. The Navy warned commercial shippers to be aware of the increased presence and to cooperate fully with queries from sea or air. Full Story

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