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Did the Libyan ship captured by the pirates carry weapons?

(B2) This is in any case the assertion of the NGO Ecoterra. « According to information came from the field », affirms the NGO, le Libyan ship flying the North Korean flag, MV RIM, captured by pirates, Tuesday, " transported weapons from Eritrea to Yemen, with the knowledge and under the eyes of naval operations in the area. » The RIM, a small 4.800 T freighter, “ after a brief interlude with (Somaliland) forces east of LasKorey on the Somali coast, the cargo ship headed for the Horn of Africa and after a short stopover at Ga'an has arrived in the pirates' lair of A knock » says the NGO. In fact, according to AFP, exchanges of gunfire took place on Thursday, near Laskorey, between pirates and the coast guard of Somaliland (autonomous region of Somalia). It would have left at least one police officer dead.

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).