Foreign naval ship releases pirates on Bandarbeyla beach

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Reports from Bandarbeyla district of Bari region say a foreign naval ship on Reports from Bandarbeyla district of Bari region say a foreign naval ship on Wednesday night brought in 17 suspected Somali pirates in a beach near Bandarbeyl town and set them free.

The alleged pirates were earlier captured off the coast of Somalia while involved in piracy activities.

Ahmed Suleyman Farah, a local fisherman told Bar-kulan the pirates were brought in at around 10:30 pm local time.

Sources say the pirates were captured three days ago during a rescue mission to release a hijacked Iranian fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia.

Bar-kulan could not independently confirm whether these men were pirates as alleged and the ownership of the said naval ship.

The rescued Iranian sailors are reportedly set to be taken to Yemen.

Piracy has flourished along the Somali coast since the fall of the country’s central government more than two decades ago

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