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    China sends new naval fleet on escort mission to Gulf of Aden

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    QINGDAO, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — The 42nd fleet of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy left a military port in east China‘s Shandong Province on Wednesday to support a mission to escort of the 41st naval fleet in the Gulf. from Aden and the waters off Somalia.

    The 42nd Fleet is mainly composed of naval troops and equipment from the PLA Northern Theater Command, including the guided-missile destroyer Huainan, the guided-missile frigate Rizhao and a supply ship, with dozens of special operations soldiers and two helicopters on board.In preparation for the mission, the fleet conducted counter-terrorism and counter-piracy training, as well as a training in commercial vessel salvage, weapons use and other topics.

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