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China beefs up escort missions in Gulf of Aden

2010-11-17 07:00:27 GMT2010-11-17 15:00:27 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Soldiers practice first-aid training during a maritime rescue dill on China's 7th escort flotilla heading for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Nov, 14, 2010. The flotilla reached the Gulf of Aden on Nov 16 and officially started its escort mission. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers practice during a maritime rescue dill on China's 7th escort flotilla heading for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Nov, 11, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A soldier takes aim during a maritime rescue dill on China's 7th escort flotilla heading for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Nov, 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers practice rappelling from a helicopter during a maritime rescue dill on China's 7th escort flotilla heading for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Nov, 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers use a high-powered boat to practice boarding a ship at sea during a maritime rescue dill on Nov, 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinsese soldiers held a maritime rescue dill on China's 7th escort flotilla heading for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Nov, 14, 2010.

The flotilla reached the Gulf of Aden on Nov 16 and officially started its escort mission.

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