Iranian patrol boats attack fishermen

Iranian aggression continues.

Five Emirati boats attacked by Iranian marine patrols

Ahmed Shaaban

Ras Al Khaimah – Some Iranian marine patrols recently attacked five Emirati boats in international waters of the Arabian Gulf claiming the latter had entered the regional waters of Iran illegally.

In the first of these, four fishermen, including an Emirati Nukhada or boat captain, were attacked by an Iranian marine patrol in the international waters, 30km off the coasts of Ras Al Khaimah.

According to sources and Emirati fishermen, the Iranian patrol started chasing the 42-year-old Emirati fisherman and three Asian workers onboard when they tried to escape 40km off the UAE coasts.

“Two marine patrols finally surrounded the boat, took hold of it, and severely thrashed the fishermen, including the owner of the fishing boat, on Thursday afternoon around 3.30pm,” they said.

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