International flotilla to fight Somali pirates

10 nations team together to defend security of international shipping


A NATO flotilla of seven ships - destroyers from the U.S. and Italy, frigates from Germany, Greece, Turkey and Britain - is also headed in. NATO says its priority will be escorting World Food Program ships that deliver basic rations for 3 million hungry Somalis.

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Associated Press writers Malkhadir M. Muhumed, Katharine Houreld and Tom Maliti in Nairobi, Kenya, and Paul Ames in Brussels, Belgium, contributed to this report.

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