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Pentagon Confirms The Release Of 10 Navy Sailors Detained By Iran

The U.S. Navy is still investigating, but officials are pleased with the "timely way in which this situation was resolved."

By Jay Strubberg | January 13, 2016

Iran has released the 10 Navy sailors detained yesterday after their two boats drifted into Iranian waters.

In a statement, the Pentagon said all 10 sailors were safely returned and that there are no indications they were harmed while in Iranian custody.

U.S. officials say two U.S. Navy vessels inadvertently drifted into Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf after developing "mechanical problems."

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The U.S. Navy plans to investigate the incident.

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