At about 1:00 AM eastern US time Thursday, the Iranian military made an attack into neighboring Iraq, seizing the vital, oil-producing, Majnoon Island near Basra, Iraq.
Iranian military helicopters brought troops to the island by force. Once on the island, the Iranians cut all communications in the seized land. This action also cut communications between Amarah and Basra.
The map below shows the affected island area near Basra, Iraq:
No further information is available yet.
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