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Jordan, August 14, 2019
South Korea dispatches troops to Gulf of Aden

Amman, Aug. 13 (Petra)-- South Korea’s Navy has dispatched a fresh batch of troops to the Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy efforts, amid speculation the contingent could also undertake missions in the Strait of Hormuz as part of a US-led coalition, South Korean news agency (Yonhap) reported.

The 30th batch of the Cheonghae Unit departed the southern port city of Busan to conduct anti-piracy missions off the coast of Somalia for six months, starting in September, according to the South Korean Navy.