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IRGC thwarted pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden

Ali Fadavi
Ali Fadavi

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has returned form the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, after successfully guarding Iranian commercial ships in the region.

“Special tactics of the IRGC Navy in the Gulf of Aden foiled the pirates’ attacks on the Iranian ships,” Deputy Commander of the IRGC Navy, Brig. Gen. Ali Fadavi said in a ceremony held on Thursday to welcome the naval unit, which had wrapped up its mission off Somalia.

“The IRGC Navy accomplished a trans-regional mission to provide security for the Iranian commercial ships in the Gulf of Aden and once again proved that it has the capability to establish security outside its geographical region,” the Fars news agency quoted the Iranian commander as saying.

He noted that during the 107-day mission of the military unit in the Gulf of Aden, pirates ‘did not dare to approach the Iranian ships’.

This is while, despite the presence of their advanced naval fleets, the US and European countries have failed to repel the piracy threat facing their vessels, Fadavi said.

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