US Navy fires commander of sailors held by Iran

May 13, 2016 02:18

The US Navy said on Thursday it has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf in January and were briefly captured by Iran.

In a statement, the Navy said it lost confidence in Commander Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the coastal riverine squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the Iran incident.

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