Four Iranian fishermen taken captive by pirates in international waters near Somalia have been released by Iran’s intelligence forces.
Iranian intelligence agents secured the fishermen’s release through a long process and despite tight security controls by the pirates.
The Iranian forces managed to set the captives free and bring them back to their homeland through an intelligence-operational plan.
The fishermen were all Sunni Muslims from the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan. They had been held by pirates since 2015.
The four fishermen will be transferred to the city of Zahedan as soon as possible.