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    Elite Special Forces from GCC and U.S. simulate a raid on hijacked tanker [Image 54 of 74]

    Elite Special Forces from GCC and U.S. simulate a raid on hijacked tanker



    Photo by Master Sgt. Timothy Lawn 

    U.S. Army Central   

    KUWAIT - Elite military special operations forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council,  and the U.S. conducted a simulated rapid response to the hijacking of the motor tanker, or oil tanker, the Hadiyah, April 3, in Kuwait territorial waters.
    Special forces teams from the GCC, and U.S. Naval Special Warfare and rigid-hull inflatable boat teams simulated an air and sea-borne rapid insertion, search and seizure of the occupied tanker and its hijackers, and the safe release of the tanker crewmen.
    The raid was a cumulative joint exercise that tested the participants’ tactical skills and abilities to operate cohesively in an operational mission with our GCC partner nations.
    Exercise Eagle Resolve is the premier U.S. multilateral exercise within the Arabian Peninsula. Since 1999, Eagle Resolve has become the leading engagement between the U.S. and GCC nations to collectively address the regional challenges associated with asymmetric warfare in a low-risk setting.



    Date Taken: 04.02.2017
    Date Posted: 04.06.2017 14:21
    Photo ID: 3289595
    VIRIN: 170403-A-WQ129-1063
    Resolution: 4928x3280
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    Location: KW

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