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In Somalia, it sucks. Al Shabab or pirates?

(B2) Three employees of a Danish NGO, Danish Refugee Council, responsible for mine clearance, were kidnapped on October 25 in northern Somalia in Galkayo, a town located on the border between the two regions of Puntland and Galmudug. A 30-year-old Danish woman, a 60-year-old American and a Somali man. And all eyes are on the Somali pirates suspected of having carried out the kidnapping ashore or, at least, of having lent a hand. The line between Al Shabab and pirates has been blurring lately…

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).