Iranian warships head to Bab el-Mandeb Strait
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Two Iranian warships have headed to international waters on a mission that includes sailing in the waters off the southern coasts of Yemen.
Iranian navy dispatched its 44th fleet, comprised of Alvand destroyer and Bushehr logistic warship to the Gulf of Aden and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, Tasnim news agency reported Oct. 13.
The report added that the move is aimed at safeguarding the country’s trade vessels sailing in the international waters against pirates.
According to the report, the fleet is expected to reach the waters near Somalia and Tanzania through the Indian Ocean.
Earlier this week, a US destroyer launched three missiles against Houthi held territories in Yemen destroying three radar control facilities.
The Pentagon later announced that the missiles were launched in self-defense.