Somalia Mission Expands EU To Target Pirates Up to Two Kilometers Inland

Last week, the European Union agreed to expand its anti-piracy mission to include land-based targets in Somalia. SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that air attacks up to two kilometers inland will be allowed. But an expansion of the mandate could face obstacles in Berlin, where opposition politicians warn that EU forces could get dragged into fighting on the ground.
Bundeswehr soldiers practice an anti-piracy maneuver off the coast of Djibouti.

Bundeswehr soldiers practice an anti-piracy maneuver off the coast of Djibouti.

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