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Video Shows Deadly Gunfight Between Somali Pirates and Mercenaries Protecting Cargo Ship

The stunning point-of-view footage of a gunfight shows how mercenaries on a cargo ship fended off Somali pirates on two speedboats.

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Somali pirates have been wreaking havoc at sea for years. In fact, they took advantage of their country’s location for their reign of terror.

Indeed, Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa. It’s the easternmost projection of Africa. It projects hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. There are four countries in the Horn of Africa region: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Out of all these countries, Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland.

The Horn of Africa is a strategic international shipping route.

With the breakdown of government institutions due to Somalia’s civil war, Somali pirates easily terrorized ships passing near the Horn of Africa. The peak of their power was sometime after the second phase of the Somali Civil War — in particular, 2008 to 2011. Though the attacks of Somali pirates have lessened, they’re still a threat. Thus, many cargo ships have tapped the services of private security contractors or mercenaries.

Ships often don't have a fighting chance against pirates.

An encounter between mercenaries and pirates on board two speedboats is exactly what happens in the video. Pirates from the first speedboat actually fired the first shot. The sound just isn’t captured on video but it was what alerted the mercenaries on the ship. A second speedboat full of pirates also materializes. Needless to say, the mercenaries made full use of their submachine guns.

Watch the gunfight between mercenaries and Somali pirates.

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The point-of-view footage is believed to have been shot in 2012. It’s believed to have happened somewhere in the Indian Ocean. However, it was only uploaded on YouTube very recently and quickly went viral. It got more than five million views on YouTube just 24 hours after it was uploaded. Millions more viewed the footage as news outlets all over the world wrote about it.

This footage has gotten a lot of attention because Somali pirates are once again said to be firing up their activities.

In 2017, an oil tanker named Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. Two speedboats full of pirates were believed to have overpowered it. The Daily Mail and other news agencies described it as “the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012.”

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Melania Trump Nudges Donald Trump to Put Hand On Heart During National Anthem

A subtle nudge from First Lady Melania to remind Donald Trump to lift his hand during the national anthem.

First Lady, Melania Trump was forced to give her husband President Donald Trump a gentle nudge to remind him when it appears he forgot to place his hand on his heart during the National Anthem. The awkward moment was caught on camera.

During the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, President Trump and First Lady Melania, together with their son Barron, welcomed an estimated 21,000 guests on the Truman Balcony at the White House.

Melania and son Barron raise their hands to during National Anthem, while Donald Trump forgets.

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WikiLeaks Reveals the ISIS Tunnels the US Just Bombed Were Actually Built by the CIA

WikiLeaks alleges that the Afghan caves and bunkers that the US just bombed were built by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1980s.

The US government recently bombed eastern Afghanistan. The massive GBU-43 bomb was used. However, WikiLeaks is making an equally explosive claim about the incident. While US defense officials have highlighted the mission as a crucial move against terrorism, WikiLeaks is saying that the US government is actually just destroying its own creation.

Evidently, the attack supposedly targeted the caves and bunkers that were being used by fighters of the terrorist group Islamic State. The ISIS branch operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan is known as ISIS-K. The "K" refers to Khorasan, which is the ancient name of the area where Afghanistan belongs.

The $314-million GBU-43 bomb is definitely a tool for mass destruction.

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America Just Dropped The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ On ISIS In Afghanistan

The GPS-guided Massive Ordnance Air Blast or the “Mother Of All Bombs” is the largest nonnuclear bomb in the US arsenal.

The United States just dropped a massive 21,600-pound bomb for the first time in history. The target, according to Pentagon, is the Islamic State in Afghanistan.

In an issued statement, the US Central Command said, "At 7:32 p.m. local time today, US forces - Afghanistan conducted a strike on an ISIS-K tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017."

The GPS-guided Massive Ordnance Air Blast or the “Mother Of All Bombs” is the US’ largest nonnuclear bomb.

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