14 Iranian fisherman free of Al Shabaab captivity

Mogadishu (AX) – A minimum of 14 Iranian fishermen held captive by Al Shabaab for eight years have been launched, in response to Iranian state media.

Iranian government-linked media reported on Saturday that the 14 fishermen, who’re residents of Chabahar in southeastern Iran on the Gulf of Oman, had been launched by means of efforts by Iran’s overseas ministry.

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It’s unclear whether or not the ministry negotiated immediately with the militants.

The lads had been reportedly captured by Al Shabaab fighters in worldwide waters close to Somalia in 2014.

After their launch, the lads will briefly keep in Mogadishu earlier than arriving at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Worldwide Airport on Sunday.

In August 2020, three Iranian fishermen held by Somali pirates since 2015 had been launched after a ransom of US$180,000 was paid.

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