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More Swedish Ships in Anti-Pirate Force

The head of the European Union’s anti-piracy mission off the coast of  Somalia says that Sweden will be sending more ships.

Captain Juan Garat Carame says in a Spanish Defence Ministry statement: “Thee Swedish navy warships and a German navy patrol airplane will shortly reinforce the existing European force made up of eight ships and two planes.”

The EU anti-piracy mission, its first-ever naval operation, began operations in December. Spain took over command of the mission from Britain earlier this year.

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