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AMISOM Spoils from Al-Shabab, Somalia, 2011

AMISOM Spoils from Al-Shabab, Somalia, 2011

Taken on 2011-11-18

A Burundian soldier serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is seen manning a frontline position in territory recently captured from insurgents, in Deynile District, in the northern fringes of Somali capital Mogadishu.

Source: UN Photo/Stuart Price. Photo ID 495374.

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-01-09

Dolo Ado Camp

Dolo Ado Camp

Taken on 2011-06-29

Dolo Ado transit, a so called temporary reception area on the Ethiopian border with Somalia . Some 14,000 refugees wait in the transit center until they are assigned to one of three official overcrowded refugee camps 80 kilometers inland.

Source: Giro 555 SHO - Flickr

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-03-17

Dolo Ado Camp

Dolo Ado Camp

Taken on 2011-06-29

Dolo Ado transit, a so called temporary reception area on the Ethiopian border with Somalia . Some 14,000 refugees wait in the transit center until they are assigned to one of three official overcrowded refugee camps 80 kilometers inland.

Source: Giro 555 SHO - Flickr

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-03-17

Mock Assault

Mock Assault

Taken on 2010-08-21

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement, Detachment 404, and the visit, board, search and seizure team embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) engage in a mock assault operation in the Red Sea. Princeton is part of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established in Jan. 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.

Source: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Herbert D. Banks Jr.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Suspected Somali Pirates Captured

Suspected Somali Pirates Captured

Taken on 2009-05-13

Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected Somali pirates after responding to a merchant vessel distress signal while operating in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 is a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the CMF area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations.

Source: Wikimedia/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric L. Beauregard

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Responding to Distress Signal

Responding to Distress Signal

Taken on 2009-05-13

Members of a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected Somali pirates after responding to a merchant vessel distress signal while operating in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 is a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the CMF area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations.

Source: Wikimedia/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric L. Beauregard/Released

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Counter Piracy Operations

Counter Piracy Operations

Taken on 2009-02-20

The Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), front, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of Aden. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

Source: Wikimedia/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Suspected Pirates

Suspected Pirates

Taken on 2009-02-11

Suspected pirates keep their hands in the air as directed by the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) as the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team prepares to apprehend them. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. It was established to create a maritime lawful order and develop security in the maritime environment

Source: Wikimedia/Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky, USN

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

USS San Antonio

USS San Antonio

Taken on 2009-01-12

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) transits the Gulf of Aden. San Antonio is the command ship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, which conducts counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment.

Source: Wikimedia/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John K. Hamilton, USN

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Somali Pirate

Somali Pirate

Taken on 2008-08-11

A Somali pirate with weapons aboard a vessel.

Source: Wikimedia/Jan van Rijn, Dutch mariner

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-07

Egyptian UNOSOM Peacekeeper APC in Somalia, 2002

Egyptian UNOSOM Peacekeeper APC in Somalia, 2002

Taken on 2002-07-05

Egyptian APC "Fahd" during UNOSOM I in Somalia.

Source: ctsnow/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SATest on 2013-11-24

Abandoned Somali Tank

Abandoned Somali Tank

Taken on 1993-12-01

A disabled US-made Somali tank during the first Somali Civil War.

Uploaded by SATest on 2013-11-03

Stationary UN tanks in support of Operation Restore Hope; Kismayo, Somalia, Nov 1993

Stationary UN tanks in support of Operation Restore Hope; Kismayo, Somalia, Nov 1993

Taken on 1993-11-29

United Nations tanks at the Belgian compound in Kismayo. The UN forces are in Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope. Front view of a T-72 main battle tank with UN markings. These T-72's belong to the Indian Army.

Source: US Department of Defense/Wikimedia

Uploaded by RFrost on 2015-11-25

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