Did China capture pirates?
Three pirates believed to be held by Chinese PLA Navy.
Chinese Forces May Have Captured Somali Pirate Leader
Chinese naval forces may have captured Somali pirate leader Aw Koombe during the rescue of the bulker OS 35 last weekend. China claims that its forces were responsible for recovering the OS 35 – and has even omitted the assistance provided by the Indian Navy from official statements – but so far it has not taken credit for arresting any suspects.
VOA reports that Abdikarim Salah “Aw Koombe” was left behind on the freighter by his fellow pirates and has not been seen since. Two of the attackers reportedly escaped and returned to their home village, where they told local residents that Aw Koombe and two others had not made it off the ship. Aw Koombe was the spokesperson during the Aris 13 hijacking, which ended after the intervention of Somali security forces.
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