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Russia finds US submarine in Mediterranean

Submarine [Martín Otero/Wikipedia]
Submarine [Martín Otero/Wikipedia]

A Russian frigate tracked a US submarine in the Mediterranean Sea in April, the Kremlin said.

The frigate Admiral Essen tracked the Ohio-class submarine for more than to hours while it was in the area during a period of heightened tension as Britain, France and the US were bombing Syria after the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad struck the town of Douma with chemical weapons.

The US Department of Defence has not commented on the claims. The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines are some of the quietest, stealthiest submarines in the world.

The Russian ship left Sevastopol, a major Black Sea port located on the Crimean Peninsula, on 13 March and returned on 30 June.

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