Iran’s navy foils pirate attacks

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Iran’s navy foils pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden

By Umid Niayesh – Trend:

Iran’s navy repelled pirate attacks against an Iranian commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden on June 18.

A group of pirates on five speedboats approached an Iranian merchant ship in the region early in morning, meanwhile had to flee after Iranian naval forces took swift action to thwart the assault, Iran’s official IRIB news agency reported.

The pirates approached the ship on 11 speedboats once again after three hours, but forced to escape after the reaction of the Islamic Republic’s naval forces.

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