Detained US Navy sailors ‘released by Iran’

Published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 by The News Editor

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All 10 US sailors detained by Iran after entering its territorial waters have been released, Iranian state television reports .

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said the sailors were released after it was determined their entry was not intentional.

The nine men and one woman were being held at an Iranian base on Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf after being detained nearby on Tuesday.

The US Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet had no immediate comment or confirmation of the release.

Published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 by The News Editor

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