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Piracy Off the Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Somalia

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40528_20110427.pdf

Update to previous reports.  More than 200 pirate attacks occurred in the Horn of Africa waters during 2010 with 49 successful hijackings, more than 1100 hostages taken, and an annual cost to the global economy of up to $12 billion.  Discusses U.S. policy responses.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.com