Iran releases detained US Navy sailors

Published January 13th, 2016 - 12:47 GMT

AFP reports that Iran's Revolutionary Guards released the 10 US Navy sailors after detaining them earlier today for a waterspace violation.

"It was determined that the detained American Marines did not enter Iranian waters intentionally. Following their apology, they have been released to international waters in the Gulf," Iranian state television announced, according to AFP.

US military sources claimed earlier that the two Navy boats running tests off the coast of Kuwait and Bahrain ran into mechanical issues that caused the boats to drift into Iranian waters. The sailors were held on Fars Island while Iranian authorities verified the situation.

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