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Somali Islamists take pirate base

The Union of Islamic Courts, which controls Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, has seized two coastal towns that were used as bases for piracy. An Islamist spokesman said they met little resistance when they took Eldher and Harardheere, north of Mogadishu. They told residents that from now on piracy would be a crime. Somalia’s coast is one of the world’s worst areas for piracy, but incidents have reportedly declined since the Islamic militia made territory gains. Full Story

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