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:
Reports tonight that an Iranian Navy Moudge Class Frigate has opened fire on an Iranian Navy vessel called “Konarak” in a friendly fire incident near Jask. Reports of at least 20 dead. #Iran pic.twitter.com/3TkNHcVeEL— CNW (@ConflictsW) May 10, 2020
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
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.