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Hilarity in the Persian Gulf: Iranian Navy Sinks their Own Frigate (Updated: Not Quite Sunk)

10.05.20 20:30 ET

After a few hours of banter on Twitter from some of the good intel sources, this gem emerged and hilarity ensued:

And now, the UK Daily Mail is confirming it with more information:

Dozens feared dead as Iranian destroyer accidentally SINKS one of the country’s own warships after opening fire on it

Umm, yeah.

Excerpt:

The friendly fire may have killed dozens of servicemen, Al Jazeera have reported. 

According to local media, an Iranian battleship was accidentally hit by a C-802 Noor missile during military exercises, causing it to sink.  

ELINT News reported that the Iranian Jamaran frigate accidentally fired on the Konarak support ship with an anti-ship cruise missile during exercises.

But we’re supposed to be terrified of these clowns attacking the U.S. Navy? Ummm, no.

11.05.20 20:00 ET

Ok, so not quite sunk, but still a freaking mess. Might as well be.