Turkish commandos capture 5 pirates off Somalia

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2009 - 21:18

Ankara: The Turkish military says navy commandos aboard a Turkish frigate have captured five pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
The military says in a statement that the commandos
aboard the TCG Gediz frigate, part of a NATO force patrolling
the seas, raided the skiff today morning upon a request to
block it before it could attack a ship.

It says a navy helicopter aboard a second Turkish
frigate, the TCG Gaziantep, also took part in the
operation.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, July 24, 2009 - 21:18

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