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Somali pirates hijack 13 Yemeni boats

Somali pirates hijack 13 Yemeni boats

[24/December/2008]



SANA'A, Dec. 24 (Saba) -Somali pirates have hijacked 13 Yemeni boats in Arabian Sea .

Althawranews.net reported local fishermen as saying that the pirates captured the Yemeni boats few days before Eid Al-Adha in Arabian Sea, adding that they have seized 13 boats and released a number of Yemeni fishermen as well as more than 120 fishermen were taken as hostages.

An official in Fish Union Cooperative confirmed that about 3 boats were captured by pirates .

The number of Yemeni boats captured by Somali pirates has increased in the last period and attacked ships passing through international water.

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