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The Seychelles Defense Forces deploy in certain islets of the archipelago

(B2) The Seychelles government has just decided to deploy armed personnel to the islands north and south of Mahé (the main island of the archipelago), following a recommendation from the High Level Committee on Piracy. This follows the capture of a Panamanian cargo ship, the Al Khaliq, Thursday, in the waters of the Seychelles EEZ (180 miles from the west coast of Mahé) and is part of the deterrent device set up at the international level. It also aims to thwart the possible use as a rear base or fallback of certain islets by pirates (see around the Seychelles, base and information). And makes it possible to place observation points on land, complementing observation points at sea.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).