Judging from their appearance and place of origin, it's very likely they are Somali pirates.
The Pirates were added in the August 10th, 2012 update. Their hand model features bare tan arms and hands with a golden watch on the right arm. The Pirates primarily appear in Arsenal mode and appear in three maps: Sugarcane, Shoots, and Stmarc. In all three maps, they fight the GIGN.
"Don't forget the plan..."
"Press it! Press it"
"Show your face so I can punch it!"
"Is that all you got?"
"This island isn't big enough for the both of us!"
"This is our island!"
- Similar to real life, the outfit and role of the Pirates are inspired by the Somali Pirates.
- The Pirates appeared on Aztec in early alpha stages, instead of the Phoenix Connection.