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Great British naval victory in the Gulf -:)

(B2) I am not sure that this is an extraordinary step forward in the fight against piracy. But British army communications found a way to warn the press of a major advance by the British navy in the Gulf. We also learned that the HMS Monmouth, which is currently deployed in the international coalition in the Arabian Sea, successfully carried out a flare firing exercise at night. With great success: the firing accuracy rate was achieved with more than 3600 7,62 mm caliber munitions used. GOOD… This did not prevent the pirates from capturing, in a few days, two ships flying the British flag, one of which happened to be in the Arabian Sea. In any case, it makes a nice photo. And it is undoubtedly more encouraging than the press releases announcing the death of a British soldier in Afghanistan (one every two days currently).
photo credit: LA(Phot) Stuart Hill, Crown Copyright/MOD 2010

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).

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