Dutch Navy Frees Somalis Held by Pirates
[An Nahar] Dutch sailors taking part in NATO's
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pirate-busting operation Ocean Shield helped rescue the crew of a Somali dhow hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, NATO said Tuesday.
In the operation early Monday, a Dutch navy transport vessel "disrupted a suspected pirate group before they could launch an attack on a merchant ship" from the hijacked dhow, NATO said in a statement.
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and the crew of the dhow is safe and sound, NATO said without elaborating.
The hijacked dhow had been in the sights of various vessels taking part in Ocean Shield including the Dutch transport vessel. The operation was led jointly with a unit from the European Union
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Naval Force's operation Atalanta, the statement said.
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