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UNICEF plane carrying vaccines arrives at Sanaa airport
[24 May 2018]
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[23 May 2018]
JMPs: Yemen unity will remain despite occupation
[23 May 2018]
President al-Mashat: New invaders' ambitions will never be realized in Yemen
[21 May 2018]
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Army, committees attack Saudi troop in Jizan, Najran
[24 May 2018]
Tens of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in Taiz
[24 May 2018]
Artillery targets Saudi military groups in Asir
[24 May 2018]
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[24 May 2018]
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[24 May 2018]
 
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[24 May 2018]
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[23 May 2018]
Report: Woman injured in Saudi ground attacks, 18 airstrikes on Yemen over 24 hours
[23 May 2018]
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[22 May 2018]
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[22 May 2018]
 
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Suffering of persons with disabilities in Yemen discussed
[24 May 2018]
GCAA appeals to UN, int'l orgs to lift ban on Sanaa Airport
[23 May 2018]
President al-Mashat congratulates Venezuela's Maduro for his 2nd win
[23 May 2018]
FM condoles his Cuban counterpart in air plane crash
[20 May 2018]
Fierce new coalition offensive displaces tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians from Hodeidah: Amnesty
[18 May 2018]
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Yemeni fishermen escape pirate hijack
[24/November/2009]

ADEN, Nov. 24 (Saba) - A group of Yemeni fishermen have escaped a pirate hijack attempt off Aden, the second attack in almost a week.

A source at the Fishermen Association in the Sira district said the fishermen had arrived at the area in critical condition and were being hospitalized.

They told us that Somali pirates attacked them and tried to hijack their boat but they could flee, the source said.

The attack is the second this week after Somali pirates attacked a boat earlier and threw its crew into sea. The crew members were rescued by anti-piracy forces in the Arabian Sea 36 hours after the pirates threw them.

Somali pirates have launched some attacks in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden in recent weeks. The latest were the hijackings of two cargo ships, one was a Panama-flagged ship seized last week.

The fresh attacks came though the pirates did not step their attacks off Somalia this year after the last year saw a surge with more than 140 vessels attacked, out of which 40 already seized with crews.

The pirates usually demand ransoms for what they take, millions of dollars at most.

In response to the soaring phenomenon off Somalia, many world countries moved sending anti-piracy missions to protect merchant ships along one of the world's busiest waterways where almost 20.000 ships pass a year.

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UPDATED ON : Thu, 24 May 2018 11:00:27 +0300