(IP) - During an operation in the Gulf of Aden, the Iranian Navy forces made the maritime pirates escape.

Iran PressIran news: The naval escort team of the Islamic Republic of Iran on an Iranian tanker that was on the way to the Gulf of Aden clashed with pirates on Monday, November 1, before entering the Bab al-Mandeb Strait. 

Four suspicious boats carrying 4 to 6 armed passengers intended to attack and approach the tanker, as they were confronted with the on-time reaction of the Iranian navy forces in the region. 

The pirates left the scene after the alarm fire was exchanged. 

On October 16, the Commander of Iran's Navy, Admiral Shahram Irani, reported a pirate attack foil on an Iranian tanker in the Gulf of Aden.

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The Alborz destroyer was escorting two tankers on Saturday, October 16, in the area of the Gulf of Aden, and five pirate boats were trying to approach the tankers.

The commander of the navy added: "The navy of the army, using the commando teams, succeeded in directing the boats to a farther area by carrying out operations and firing."

The Gulf of Aden, which links the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea, is the quickest route for thousands of vessels traveling annually between Asia, Europe, and the Americas. 


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