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NATO ships arrive to deter Somali pirates

NATO warships arrived off the coast of Somalia on Sunday to help deter pirates that have been causing hijacking problems in the Gulf of Aden.

Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan said Sunday that he welcomed the presence of the ships, which are part of an international effort to eliminate the threat if the pirates.

CNN reported that “more than 60 ships have been attacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden this year alone.?

According to CNN, the fleet of seven ships was specifically authorized “to help protect U.N. World Food Program ships carrying relief supplies to Somalia.?

Bloomberg reported on some of the countries that have been affected by the acts of piracy. “Pirates have hijacked or attacked ships carrying cargo from oil to cement from countries including Iran, Greece, the Ukraine and South Korea this year.?

However, CNN had significantly more coverage on the NATO fleet, including a brief mention of the beneficiaries of the actions of the pirates. “One of the groups reportedly receiving ransom money is Al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that is waging a bloody battle for control of Somalia.?

Such details provide for a more comprehensive article, and shed more light on the current situation in Somalia.