An Iranian commercial ship, which was attacked
by pirates, is now free [the Iranian navy freed it on 3 April] and
docked at a Bandar Abbas port [in Southern Iran, on 6 April] today.
It was accompanied by Iranian carrier Jamaran [destroyer].
The Armis ship with tens of thousands of tons of goods on board was attacked by Somalian pirates on 7 Farvardin [26 March] in Gulf of Aden on its way back home from South Africa.
Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said: After receiving the information, navy commandos were sent to the region and clashes began in the morning of 11 Farvardin [30 March].
Rear Admiral Sayyari added: Islamic Republic's naval commandos successfully arrested 12 of the pirates in the clash. These pirates will soon be tried by the judiciary of our country.
Navy Commander said: For the time being, there are 35 countries fighting pirates in Gulf of Aden, most of them are under the command of the US Fifth Fleet. But Iran Syria and India are active independently in the region.
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