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ANKARA, March 9 (RIA Novosti) - Warships from 13 countries completed an anti-piracy and counter-terror naval exercise in the Indian Ocean, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.
The AMAN-13 exercise, which took place in Pakistani territorial waters, was aimed at improving the operational capability of naval forces in ensuring maritime security and fighting sea piracy and terrorism threatening navigation and trade, the agency said.
A total of 24 warships, 25 aircraft and special operation forces from Pakistan, Turkey, the United States, Britain, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, China, Bangladesh and Australia took part in the exercise in the Arabian Sea.
Another 20 countries, including Russia, have sent their observers.
The exercise ran from Monday through Friday.
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