U.S. İnitiates Operation Sentinel 21 July, 2019

The United States Friday announced the US Central Command is developing a multi-national maritime effort to increase surveillance of and security in key waterways in the Middle East. The effort, labelled as Operation Sentinel, comes a day after the US said it destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it came within threatening range.

The goal of Operation Sentinel is declared as promoting maritime stability, ensuring safe passage, and de-escalating tensions in international waters throughout the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait (BAM) and the Gulf of Oman.

US will provide escort to flagged vessels during operation.

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