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Irans Navy fleet off to Aden Gulf

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bandar Abbas, Hormuzgan Prov, Nov 4, IRNA -- The 32nd mission of the Islamic Republic of Irans Navy fleet set out on Tuesday by leaving Navy ducks in this port city to the Gulf of Aden.

The flotilla comprised of Jamaran -- the first indigenously built Mowj Class multi-purpose guided missile destroyer -- and the Bushehr helicopter-carrier ship.

The Aden Gulf is a strategic waterway located in the Arabian Sea between Yemen and Somalia. It connects with the Red Sea through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, which is about 20 miles wide.

The Navy ships are commissioned to secure Irans trade interests and sea lines in the region from Bandar Abbas to Bab el-Mandeb.

They will protect Iranian vessels and those carrying Irans flag as well as the foreign ships asking for emergency assistance due to wreckage or pirate attacks.

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