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Chinese navy heads for escort mission in Gulf of Aden

2012-02-28 06:01:15 GMT2012-02-28 14:01:15(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Special force soldiers stand guard on board and prepare to set sail at a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 27, 2012. (Xinhua)

Soldiers of the destroyer "Qingdao" (L) bid farewell to relatives and friends at a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 27, 2012.(Xinhua)

Destroyer "Qingdao" (L) and frigate "Yantai" prepare to set sail at a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 27, 2012.(Xinhua)

The 11th Chinese naval escort flotilla, consisting of destroyer "Qingdao", frigate "Yantai" and comprehensive supply ship "Huishanhu", departed from Qingdao on Monday for the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to protect commercial ships from pirate attacks.

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