United Kingdom—Royal Marines Headed To Persian Gulf To Protect British Shipping

Washington Examiner | 06/18/2019

The U.K. plans to deploy 100 Royal Marines to the Persian Gulf in response to recent suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers in the region, reports the Washington Examiner. The marines will be designated Special Task Group 19 and responsible for protecting British civilian and military vessels in the Gulf. The marines will operate from ships patrolling the Gulf from the new British naval base in Bahrain, reported the Times of London. The force will initially operate from the auxiliary...

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