French Navy Joins Mediterranean Anti-Terrorism Operations – War On Terror News

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

French ship commandant birot by David Taylor NATO

NISIDA, Naples – Unpredictable and intense periods of maritime operations aimed at disrupting any attempt by terrorists to maneuver in the Mediterranean Sea are one of the tools employed by NATO to help deter, defend, disrupt and protect against terrorism. Known as Deterrent Surges, these operations involve NATO assets converging on defined areas for a pre-planned period of time so as to deter terrorists but also to build and extend the Alliance’s Maritime Situational Awareness of the area.

Beginning Nov. 12 NATO will concentrate assets in the Eastern Mediterranean for more than a week’s intense patrolling:

“The backbone of this Surge is the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and maritime air reconnaissance. To this we are adding ships made available specifically for this operation,” said Captain Olivier Bodhuin Chief of Operations at Headquarters Maritime Command, Naples. Read the rest of this entry »

Cops smash UK theft to order gang

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Romanian police has smashed a multi-million pound crime ring where criminals stole heavy goods vehicles from the UK, Italy, France and Belgium and shipped them to Romania to be sold at a fraction of their real value.

More than a million pounds of machinery stolen to order mainly in the United Kingdom but also in other EU countries has already been identified by the police. They say it was shipped to Romania where it was dumped in specially built storage sites in remote woodland locations until a buyer had been found. Read the rest of this entry »