Iraqi Force Tracks Down 'Pirates'

An Iraqi navy has tracked down the thieves who hijacked a number of ships near Iraq’s oil ports in Basra, a news report from Aswat al-Iraq quotes an Iraqi Web site.

“We cannot describe these thieves as pirates, they are just thieves,” said an Iraqi source.

He described such incidents as one-off events committed by petty criminals.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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