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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Trump: USS Boxer Destroyed Iranian Drone Attempted to Intercept Ship at Strait of Hormuz

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7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:30 GMT

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday July 18th that the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone that flew within 1000 yards of a ship in the Strait of Hormuz, AFP reported.

"The (USS) Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone which had closed into a very, very near distance, approximately 1,000 yards," Trump announced at the White House.

"The drone was immediately destroyed."

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