First Combat Air Strikes from HMS Queen Elizabeth

June 22, 2021 – The UK’s Carrier Strike Group has joined the fight against Islamic terrorism with F-35 jets carrying out their very first combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Stealth jets of the renowned 617 Squadron RAF (The Dambusters) carried out operational sorties for the first time in support of Operation Shader and US Operation Inherent Resolve. Defence Secretary…

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OIC Condemns Aggression Attempt by Using Bomb-Laden USV Towards Yanbu

April 27, 2021 – The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yusuf Al-Othaimeen, strongly condemned the aggression attempt by using a Bomb-Laden USV in the Red Sea waters off the shores of Yanbu, as it was intercepted and destroyed by the naval units of the Ministry of Defense in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al-Othaimeen stressed…

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NATO maritime patrol underway in the Western Mediterranean

February 8, 2021 – Spanish offshore patrol vessel Meteoro, supported by maritime patrol aircrafts from Portugal and Spain, has deployed to the Western Mediterranean as part of NATO’s maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG). NATO Operation Sea Guardian is a year-round, proactive and forward-looking 360 commitment of up-keeping deterrence on terrorism and illegal activities. This operation is also a…

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FS Latouche-Tréville Boards Turkish Transport Supplying Libya

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 20, 2020, as part of its engagement in direct support of Operation IRINI, the anti-submarine frigate Latouche-Tréville visited a cargo ship providing a link between Turkey and Libya. With favorable weather conditions, the ship’s marshal was able to carry out all the administrative checks concerning the crew, registration certificates or even the…

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Warrant and Complaint Seek Seizure of All Iranian Gasoil Aboard Four Tankers Headed to Venezuela Based on Connection to IRGC

July 2, 2020 – A forfeiture complaint and warrant were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that all petroleum-product cargo aboard the Bella with international maritime organization (IMO) number 9208124, the Bering with IMO number 9149225, the Pandi with IMO number 9105073, and the Luna with IMO number 9208100 are subject to forfeiture based…

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Iran Swarms US Ships in Arabian Gulf

April 15, 2020 – Today, eleven Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels repeatedly conducted dangerous and harassing approaches of the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6), USCGC Wrangell (WPB 1332) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) while the U.S. vessels were conducting joint integration operations with…

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