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Somali pirates face public backlash - 18 Jun 09

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As piracy in Somalia develops into an international issue, pressure has grown on the country to combat the problem.

The pirates often claim that their activities are vital for the local economy. But in the town of Bosasso, many locals are turning against the pirates and forcing them to give up their criminal trade.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports on the piracy crisis facing Somalia.