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April 2009 raid off Somalia

The April 2009 raid off Somalia was a military operation conducted by France and Germany to retake the French yacht Tanit on 9 April 2009, a yacht which had been captured by Somali pirates on April 4, 2009. [1]

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Aden

Aden (عدن Yemeni pronunciation) is a seaport city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some east of Bab-el-Mandeb.

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Brandenburg-class frigate

The F123 Brandenburg class is a class of German frigate.

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Carré d'As IV incident

On September 16, 2008, a military operation was conducted by French forces off Somalia to retake the yacht Carré d'As IV from Somali pirates on September 2, 2008.

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Colin Archer

Colin Archer (22 July 1832 – 8 February 1921) was a Scottish naval architect and shipbuilder from Larvik, Norway.

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Commando

Commando is a soldier or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force often specializing in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling.

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D'Estienne d'Orves-class aviso

The D'Estienne d'Orves-class avisos, also known as the A69 type avisos, is a class of avisos, small warships mainly designed for coastal anti-submarine defence, but are also available for high sea escort missions (notably in support missions with the FOST).

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Djibouti

Djibouti (جيبوتي, Djibouti, Jabuuti, Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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French commando frogmen

France has a large commando frogman tradition.

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French frigate Aconit (F 713)

Aconit is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French ''Marine Nationale''.

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French frigate Floréal (F730)

The Floréal is a small monitoring frigate ("frégate de surveillance") of the French Marine Nationale.

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French Navy

The French Navy (Marine nationale, "national navy"), informally La Royale, is the maritime arm of the French Armed Forces.

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Frigate

A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC).

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin.

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Operation Atalanta

Operation Atalanta, also known as European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU-NAVFOR-ATALANTA), is a current counter-piracy military operation at sea off the Horn of Africa and in the Western Indian Ocean, that is the first undertaken by the European Union Naval Force.

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Piracy

Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea.

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Piracy off the coast of Somalia

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase of the Somali Civil War in the early 21st century.

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Rennes

Rennes (Rennes, Gallo: Resnn) is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern France at the confluence of the Ille and the Vilaine.

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Sniper

A sniper is a marksman or qualified specialist who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the detection capabilities of enemy personnel.

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Somalia

Somalia (Soomaaliya; الصومال), officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe Federal Republic of Somalia is the country's name per Article 1 of the.

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Spain

Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.

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Tanit

Tanit was a Punic and Phoenician goddess, the chief deity of Carthage alongside her consort Ba`al Hammon.

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Vannes

Vannes is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

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Yacht

A yacht is a recreational boat or ship.

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2009_raid_off_Somalia

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