The Yemeni navy repelled a attack by Somali pirates on a Yemeni oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, a military spokesman said. "Somali pirates on 14 boats tried to attack the oil tanker Yemen Oil 7 on its way from Aden to Hudeida" on the Red Sea, the spokesman said in the defense ministry's online newspaper 26sep.net. "Navy forces immediately took on the boats, submitting them to a burst of fire which forced them to flee," he said.14 pirate boats? That seems a large number.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Somali Pirates: Yemen Fights Off Attack on Oil Tanker
Reported as Yemen Navy Repels Pirate Attack On Tanker:
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