United Kingdom to send marine commandos to Persian gulf
MOSCOW - The United Kingdom link decided to send 100 marines to the Persian Gulf region in order to protect its military and merchant vessels after the recent incident in the Gulf of Oman link, local media link reported on Sunday link.
On Thursday, two oil link tankers, Kokuka Courageous and Front Altair, suffered explosions and fires in the Gulf of Oman link near the Strait of Hormuz. Causes of the incident remain unknown, while the United States link and the United Kingdom link accuse Iran link of attacking the tankers.
According to The Sunday link Times newspaper, marines from link 42 Commando based near the city of Plymouth link will form the Special Purpose Task Group 19 that will patrol the Persian Gulf region from link UK link naval base in Bahrain link, which was opened last year.