Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Two "pirate" dramas going on in Gulf of Aden – U.S. Navy Happy to Extend Blockade of Pirate Ship: "US Navy ships and helicopters on Tuesday circled a hijacked Ukrainian freighter carrying Russian battle tanks and arms while talks were held with pirates off the Somali coast."

Mystery surrounds hijacked Iranian ship - The Long War Journal: "A tense standoff is underway in northeastern Somalia between pirates, Somali authorities, and Iran over a suspicious merchant vessel and its mysterious cargo."

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