This is the first time the European-led naval expedition, Operation Atalanta, has attacked a pirate base on Somali territory.
Today, Belgium announced the formation of a coalition government after 541 days of stalemate.
The international community has more questions than answers about the Somali militant group Al Shabab, the target of Kenya's military incursion into Somalia. But they know how it affords food for its troops – and it's not from piracy.
Somalia's president has condemned Kenya's surprise 10-day-long attack onto Somali soil. Uganda has praised it, and the US and French governments claim no involvement.
It's so not all about Muammar Qaddafi, except it mostly is.