20 august 2019

Israeli, US special forces practice ship takeovers amid high tensions in Gulf


IDF says last week’s Noble Rose exercise not held in direct response to recent incidents around Strait of Hormuz Israeli and American naval special forces completed a large-scale exercise in the Mediterranean Sea last week simulating the takeover of a merchant ship carrying illegal weapons and contraband, as Iran and a US-led coalition square off on shipping routes in the nearby Persian Gulf. The Israeli military said the exercise, Noble Rose 2019, was not in direct response to these [...]