Yemen's navy frees oil tanker hijacked by pirates
Yemen's navy released on Monday an oil tanker hijacked earlier by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, naval source said.
Early on Monday, naval forces carried out a release operation, which resulted in recovering the tanker, releasing the crew and the arrest of 11 pirates. According to SABA news agency, three marines were injured during the operation.
The tanker was returning to the southern port city of Aden from Mukalla province where it had unloaded its cargo.
On Sunday, two pirates were killed, one injured and four arrested as Yemeni naval forces freed three ships which Somali pirates hijacked off Aden. Troops used helicopters to hunt pirates and retake over ships.
However, naval sources then said pirates could seize an oil tanker which was returning from Mukalla seaport.