Operation Name: CLEAR ZONE
Mission: Maintain Safe Passage of All Shipping Lanes In The Gulf of Oman
Mission Area: Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz
Objectives: Enforce Safe Shipping Lanes Through International Waters
On June 19, 2019, the Iranians shot down a US Global Hawk drone with a SAM missile and was responsible for the attacks on two oil tankers, all operating in international waters, tensions in the Gulf of Oman are on high alert status.
Iran has claimed that it might ‘shut down’ the Strait of Hormuz impacting worldwide oil exports.
American intelligence agencies had concluded that Tehran was behind the disabling of two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian officials denied any involvement in the events, which have escalated tensions in the region.
The US and collation forces set up a ‘clear zone’ sector.