U.S. sailors held captive by Iran were held at gunpoint: U.S. military

January 18, 2016 9:04 PM

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WASHINGTON - The 10 U.S. sailors who were briefly detained by the Iranian military last week were held at gunpoint and had a verbal exchange with Iranian personnel before they were released, the U.S. military said Monday.

In its most comprehensive timeline of the incident to date, the U.S. military the sailors also had two SIM cards pulled out of their satellite phones, but that there was no gunfire exchange. There were no details on the verbal exchange.

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