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Stalking Lincoln in Persian Gulf"
Iranian Boats Shadow USS Aircraft Carrier in
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - The American aircraft carrier
USS Abraham Lincoln has passed through the Strait of Hormuz,
shadowed by Iranian patrol boats.
But there were no incidents on Tuesday as the Lincoln's battle
group crossed through the narrow strait, which Iran has
threatened to close in retaliation for tighter Western
Several U.S. choppers flanked the carrier group throughout the
voyage from the Gulf. Radar operators also picked up an Iranian
drone and surveillance helicopter in Iran's airspace near the
strait, which is jointly controlled by Iran and Oman.
The Lincoln entered the Gulf last month amid heightened tensions
with Iran. It is scheduled to begin providing aiding the NATO
mission in Afghanistan starting Thursday.
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