Iranian navy intercepts five Iraqi fishing boats: coastguard
BASRA, Iraq (AFP) Sep 23, 2004
The Iranian navy on Thursday intercepted five Iraqi fishing boats and detained nine fishermen off the coast of the Fao peninsula near the southern city of Basra, the commander of Iraqi coast guards said.
"Five boats were intercepted in the area called Ras al-Bisha," said Ali Hammad al-Musawi, without being able to say whether the incident took place in Iran's territorial waters in the Gulf.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.