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Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by grim33(m): 2:02pm On May 11, 2020
ISTANBUL — A missile fired by an Iranian ship during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman mistakenly hit a support vessel, killing 19 sailors and injuring more than a dozen others, Iran's state media reported.
The ship was hit near the southern port of Jask not far from the Strait of Hormuz late Sunday and rescue teams helped evacuate the wounded, according to reports. The incident comes amid severe tensions between Iran and the United States and its allies in the Persian Gulf region in recent months. The U.S. Navy has accused Iran of harassing its vessels in the area.
Iranian forces towed the ship, Konarak, to a nearby naval base following the incident, state media reported. The Dutch-made vessel was in service since 1988 and usually carries a crew of 20 sailors, according to the Associated Press.

Search-and-rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the area to evacuate the wounded, media reports said.
The Konarak was reportedly targeted with a Noor anti-ship missile that has long been a part of Iran’s anti-ship arsenal, according to the intelligence analysis firm, Jane’s.
The loss of the ship “will not have a significant impact on the wider capabilities of the Iranian Navy,” Jane’s senior military capabilities analyst, Reed Foster, said in an email note. But “a replacement will likely take years to come into service,” he said.
Foster said that it was possible that the test-firing “may have been a capability demonstration coming off the heels of heightened tensions in the gulf following IRGC harassment of U.S. Navy ships last month,” he said, referring to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Re: Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by Ivimilly: 2:04pm On May 11, 2020
All this yellow Aboki never learn finish na west them one go fight

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Re: Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by Racoon(m): 2:13pm On May 11, 2020
shocked Karma is yet to let go since they wickedly shot down the Ukrainian airliner last year.
Re: Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by omowolewa: 2:14pm On May 11, 2020
That's friendly fire.

I think IRAN should work on its precision,
that's what they did to the Ukrainian plane in error.

they should borrow the African adage that says, 'a Wiseman without understanding is in the class of fools'
Re: Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by donbachi(m): 2:18pm On May 11, 2020
Na e make my people say..make nobody throw stone inside market.
Re: Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by icebird25(m): 2:19pm On May 11, 2020
And some people think those clowns can defeat USA...lol
Re: Iran Navy Hits Own Ship With Missile, Kills 19 Sailors Near Persian Gulf Waters by jom28gy(m): 5:23pm On May 13, 2020
Is this karma or mistake?

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