Tense Video Footage Shows The Moment Iran Took U.S. Navy Sailors Into Custody

01.13.16 10 months ago • 6 Comments

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New video footage shows Iran’s capture of 10 U.S. Navy sailors before the crew’s detainment on Farsi Island. The soldiers were released on Wednesday morning (hours after the expected daybreak release), and the circumstances regarding the capture are still murky. The sailors piloted two small vessels, one of which may have drifted into Iranian waters. Evidence points toward either a mechanical, navigational or refueling issue. Initial reports said Iran suspected “snooping” was afoot, but the Iran state news agency reported that the soldiers were “rescued.”

In this clip, the sailors are shown on their knees after the interception. Iran took the sailors to a detainment room where their passports, equipment and firearms were inspected. They also received Persian food and drink, which was (presumably) shown to assure the U.S. that the soldiers were treated well during their time in custody.

This clip shows more of the inspection process aboard the U.S. vessels.

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