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Israeli, US Militaries Simulate Ship Hijacking Amid Tensions

Israel’s military says it has conducted a joint exercise with U.S. Special Forces simulating the retaking of a hijacked ship.

The drill, held last Wednesday, comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf and efforts by the Trump administration to set up a naval security mission to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.

The military said Tuesday that the two militaries “exercised regaining control of a hijacked ship and extracting forces from enemy territory.” The army said the drill had no connection to recent events and was planned as part of its annual training plan.

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Source:: VOANews.Com