August 13, 2020

US says Iran forces board ship in international waters

Dubai (AFP) – Iranian forces boarded a tanker in international waters, using a helicopter and two ships to take over the vessel, the US Central Command said in a tweet on Wednesday.”Today in international waters, Iranian forces, including two ships and an Iranian “Sea King” helicopter, overtook and boarded a ship called the ‘Wila’,” Centcom said.It also posted grainy black-and-white footage of a helicopter hovering low over a vessel, and what appeared to be two personnel rappelling onto the deck. The ship was most recently positioned near the Strait of Hormuz — a chokepoint for a third of the…

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