Troops of British special forces were sent to Yemen last week to find the culprits behind the attack on a tanker in the Persian Gulf, which killed a British security guard.
According to Confirms The Daily Express tabloid, 40 special aviation personnel arrived in eastern Yemen on Saturday (7) and the team has an electronic warfare unit capable of intercepting communications.
According to media reports, the troops will rely on the support of local service providers, who received money from the British MRE and who have “knowledge of the region” to help the team find the culprits.
The Daily Express added that London believed the tanker attack was carried out by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels with the help of Tehran.
The media quoted unnamed British military sources as saying, “Everything that the drone fired was from Yemen. The concern now is that the long-range drone will give them new capabilities.”
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Sailors prepare the helicopter MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter Maritime Combat Scratron (HSC) 12 to fly from the base of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in response to a request for assistance from the Mercer Street ship in the Arabian Sea.
Yemen has been embroiled in an armed struggle since 2014 between government forces led by deported President Abdur Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Houthi movement. The Saudi-led Arab League has launched frequent attacks to support the internationally recognized Hadi government, while the Houthis continue to control large parts of the north of the country, including the capital Sanaa.
Tehran condemns unsubstantiated G7 allegations
On July 30, at least two people were killed in an attack on a Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street run by the Israeli company Zodiac Maritime off the coast of Oman. Israel immediately pointed to Saeed Ara Jani, the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guardian Corps, and Tehran denied all allegations.
Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned the G7’s recent allegations about a shipwreck.
“We strongly condemn the unsubstantiated statements made by the G7 presidents and the EU High Representative on Foreign and Security Policy, who issued unsubstantiated statements against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Iranian spokesman Saeed Kadibzadeh. 7).
Recently, Tehran accused the G7 of attacking Iran, violating international law and threatening peace in the region.
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