website footnotes '''Salé''' ( ''Sala'', Berber (Berber languages) ⵙⵍⴰ ''Sla'') is a city in north-western Morocco, on the right bank of the Bou Regreg river, opposite the national capital Rabat, for which it serves as a commuter town. Founded in antiquity as a Phoenician (Phoenicians) colony (Phoenician colonies), it became a haven for pirates as an independent republic (Republic of Salé) before being incorporated

for Moriscos-turned-Barbary pirates. Salé pirates (the well-known "Salé Rovers") roamed the seas as far as the shores of the Americas, bringing back loot and slaves. They formed the Republic of Salé. There is an American family, van Salee, descended from a Dutch Salé Rover, Jan Janszoon. The city of Salé was bombarded by the French Admiral Isaac de Razilly on 20 July 1629 with a fleet composed of the ships ''Licorne

with helicopters flying down the coastline. The character Robinson Crusoe, in Daniel Defoe's novel by the same name, spends time in captivity of the local pirates, the Salé Rovers, and at last sails off to liberty from the mouth of the Salé river. Notable residents *Houcine Slaoui, musician *Abdellah Taϊa (Abdellah Taia), writer Partner cities * Sochi, Russia See also * Bouknadel

Islamic Courts Union

; On August 24, 2006, the ICU captured Harardhere, some 500 km northeast of Mogadishu, which had become a safe haven for pirates (Piracy), who had forced shipping firms and international organizations to pay large ransoms for the release of vessels and crews. Somalia: Transitional govt, Islamic courts agree to talks, ''IRIN'', August 15

2012 Anti-piracy operations were undertaken by the coalition throughout 2006 with a battle fought in March (Action of 18 March 2006) when U.S. vessels were attacked by pirates. In January 2007, during the war in Somalia (War in Somalia (2006–present)), an AC-130 airstrike was conducted against al-Qaeda members embedded with forces of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) operating in southern Somalia near Ras Kamboni (Battle of Ras Kamboni). U.S. naval forces, including the aircraft

carrier USS ''Dwight D. Eisenhower'' (USS Dwight D. Eisenhower), were positioned off the coast of Somalia to provide support and to prevent any al-Qaeda forces escaping by sea. Actions against pirates also occurred in June and October 2007 with varying amounts of success. The Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) is the parliament of Somalia. Formed in 2004, it constitutes the legislative (Legislature) branch of government. The TFP elects the President and Prime Minister, and has


increasingly ruthless and corrupt, and Choe who vigorously opposed corruption in the kingdom found himself at odds with him. Subsequently, Shin Don engineered false accusations of misconduct against Choe that resulted in a punishment of six years in exile, and brought him dangerously close to execution. However, when Shin Don died, Choe Yong was restored to his previous position and was immediately asked to prepare a fleet to fight the Japanese pirates and eliminate the remaining Mongol forces

on Jeju Island (Jeju-do). He engaged the Mongols first, who fought tenaciously, but Choe's forces eventually freed the island. Then, in 1376, the Wokou pirates advanced into Goryeo and captured the city of Gongju. Jeong Mong-ju secured assistance from the Japanese Shogun to eliminate these pirates, but the Japanese were of little help. With the new gunpowder recipe obtained by scientist Choe Mu-seon from a Chinese merchant, General Choe Yong and his subordinate Yi Seonggye managed

to rout and eventually defeat the pirates and reclaim Gongju. Move of the capital In 538, he moved the capital from Ungjin (present-day Gongju) further south to Sabi (present-day Buyeo County), on the Geum River. Unlike the earlier move of the capital from the present-day Seoul region to Ungjin, forced by the military pressure of Goguryeo, the move to Sabi was directed by the king to strengthen royal power, aided by the political support of the Sa clan based in Sabi

Southern England

silting up its harbour and persistent raids by French (France) pirates. Between 1350 and 1550, the French burned down the town several times. In the 16th century the people of Seaford were known as the "cormorant (Great Cormorant)s" or "shag (Common Shag)s" because of their enthusiasm for looting ships wrecked in the bay. Local legend has it that Seaford residents would, on occasion, cause ships to run aground by placing fake harbour lights on the cliffs. http

near Brighton. Their success brought them to the British National League (British National League (1954 - 1960)), but local supporters could ill afford to travel to Southern England and gradually support waned. Both Pirates' junior team, Paisley Wildcats, followed by the Pirates themselves were dissolved. The Paisley Mohawks replaced them, but could not generate the enthusiasm of the Pirates. Paisley Buddies were delighted when the Pirates were relaunched in the 1990s

with the opening of the new ice rink and started living up to past glories by winning Scottish Division One in their inaugural season. The following season Pirates joined British League Division One and after more league reconstruction a few seasons later joined British National League which was the start of tougher times for the Pirates, where they regularly finished out of play-off contention and close to the foot of the table. Former Aviemore Blues tough-guy coach, Stirling Wright, was brought


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ContentDetails 1871 gcgid 197 lang Croatian GUSARI-VS--PIRATI.wshtml By the 12th century, the pirates of Omiš were known to conduct raids as far north as Zara (Zadar) and as far south as northern Albania, and organized under the local clan of Kačić. In 1167, the city of Cattaro (now called Kotor) was forced to pay tribute to knez (knez (title)) Nikola Kačić of Omiš; a similar agreement was made with Ragusa (Dubrovnik) (later Republic of Ragusa) in 1190. ref name "

also rent a bike or moped from tourist agencies. However most people find it sufficiently comfortable to get around on foot, because Omiš is relatively small city. See * Visit the historic churches of Omiš * Fortresses Mirabella and Fortica * Beautiful city beach (Velika Plaza) * The city museum and harbour Do * Listen to the Festival of Dalmatian Klapas * Participate in summertime activities the Fishing Nights, Crazy Dives and Pirates Nights * Take


of Mexico. Later on, English, French, and Dutch pirates established settlements on the islands and raided the Spanish cargo vessels laden with gold and other treasures from the New World. The Welsh buccaneer Henry Morgan established his base at Port Royal on Roatán, about 30 kilometers from Utila, in the mid-17th century; at that time as many as 5,000 pirates were living on that island. Colonization by the Spanish began in the early 16th century. Over

Spanish ''conquistadores'' and British pirates battled for control of these islands, ignoring the native people for the most part. During this period, the Islands were used for food and wood supplies, safe harbor, and slave trading. Remains of British forts and towns named after famous pirates remain as their legacy. Making a significant impact on Utila's cultural base were the Black Caribs, who originated as the Callinagu in the Orinoco Delta in Brazil. Migrating north to the Lower Antilles

Campeche, Campeche

in Guadalupe is almost 500 years old. City fortifications thumb 150px left The Fort San Miguel, was built to defend the town against the attack of the pirates (File:vigia y cañon.jpg) during the 17th and 18th centuries. The city of Campeche is an example of urbanism in a baroque colonial city, with a reticular and regular plan, its urban trace, a model of colonial port cities, reflects the main role that it played as a commercial, religious and military connection point

characterized by its high level of integrity and homogeneity. More than one thousand buildings with a historic value have survived as witnesses of space and temporal superimposition of several significant historic periods of Mexico. Due to the constant attacks of both English (England) and Dutch (Netherlands) buccaneers and pirates such as Francis Drake, John Hawkins (John Hawkins (naval commander)), Laurens de Graaf, Cornelis Jol, Jacobo Jackson, Jean Lafitte, Francisco de

also as look-outs. They were built before the walls of the city. The fort of San Miguel is used as a museum and houses a collection of pre-Hispanic items. The fort of San José houses a collection of boats and weapons of the period. 150px left thumb Former temple of St Joseph (File:IGLECIACAMPECHE.JPG) History Founded in 1540 by Francisco Montejo, Campeche was terrorized by pirates and marauders until the city started fortification

Córdoba, Veracruz

and Perote (Perote, Veracruz), as gold and silver became the principal exports. This caused the city problems with pirates, prompting the construction of Fort San Juan de Ulúa on the island where Grijalva landed in the mid 16th century. The city began to grow starting at the beginning of the 17th century, with the construction of what is now the municipal palace, the monastery

of Nuestra Señora de la Merced and the Hospital de Nuestra Señora de Loreto. In 1618, a major fire here nearly reduced much of the city to ashes. In 1640, the Barlovento Armada was stationed here for further protection against pirates. Through the rest of the colonial period, this was the most important port in New Spain, with a large wealthy merchant class that was more prosperous than Mexico City. The pirates Van Hoorn

Vũng Tàu

pirates built a base here and subsequently became a danger to traders in Gia Định city, the king sent his army to crack down on the pirates. The pirates were ousted and the troops were given the land as a reward. 10 February 1859 marked the first use of cannons by Nguyễn's army, when they fired at French battleships from the fortress of Phước Thắng, located 100m from Vũng Tàu's Front Beach. This marked an important period in Vietnam's war against French invaders in South Vietnam (then called

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