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Pentagon reveals evidence of Iran's role in Gulf tanker attack

Last week's drone strike on the Israeli-managed oil products tanker Mercer Street required "calculated and deliberate retargeting," CENTCOM said.
Mercer Street attack photos

The US military on Friday revealed new details of its investigation into what it called a "deliberate attack" by Iran on an Israeli-linked tanker ship that left two people dead in the Gulf of Oman last week.

An investigation by US Central Command found the oil products tanker Mercer Street was targeted by two drones July 29, several hours before a third drone “loaded with a military-grade explosive” penetrated the ship’s pilot house, leaving a six-foot diameter hole and killing the Romanian captain and a British security officer.

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