CENTCOM: Iran was behind Mercer Street attack

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CENTCOM: Iran was behind Mercer Street attack
An investigation led by the US Central Command has concluded that Iran was responsible for the attack on Mercer Street which left two crewmembers dead. British and Israeli experts concur.
By SHIRA SILKOFF
AUGUST 6, 2021

The US Central Command announced, following an investigation, that Iran was behind the attack on the motor tanker Mercer Street which left two crew members dead on July 30. The investigation found that Mercer Street was targeted by two unsuccessful explosive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks on the evening of July 29, both of which were reported by the crew via distress calls. The investigative team found small remnants of at least one of the UAVs, which the crew had rescued from the sea, corroborating the reports and proving them to be credible. The significant damage done to Mercer Street a day later on July 30, was the result of a third UAV attack.

The UAV was loaded with military-grade explosives, which created a 6-foot hole in the topside of the pilot house and badly damaged the interior. Two crew members, a Romanian citizen and a British National were killed in the explosion. Explosive chemical tests indicated the presence of a Nitrate-based explosive, causing investigators to conclude that the UAV had been intentionally constructed to damage the ship and harm those on board.

more........... https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news...s-iran-was-behind-mercer-street-attack-676054
 
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