Iran Releases US Navy Sailors Held in Gulf

Ten US sailors freed after they were taken into custody by Iranian authorities, state TV reports All 10 US Navy sailors detained by Iran after drifting into its territorial waters a day earlier have been freed, the US and Iran said on Wednesday. The US Navy said the American crew returned safely and there were no indications that they had been harmed while in custody. 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 tiny outpost has been used as a base for Revolutionary Guard speedboats as far back as the 1980s. The sailors left the island at 8:43am GMT aboard the boats that they were detained with, the Navy said. They were picked up by Navy aircraft and other sailors took control of their boats for the return to Bahrain, where...

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