Early this morning, a massive VBIED was detonated in the Port of Khasab, shattering windows throughout the city and causing panic among the citizens on the peninsula. At this time, it appears that the majority of the damage was collateral on the Port itself, and it is reported that several civilians were killed, with several still missing. One ship docked nearby the blast was superficially damaged as well.
Secondary explosions have been heard throughout the day today.
Intelligence on the ground has suggested that atrocities are now actively being perpetrated
in Khasab itself, by militants of unknown exact origin. Khasab Airport has also been taken over by a small militant group, so charter flights have been cancelled.
Due to the recent political complexity of having Joint Task Force Heavy in the Gulf, flight operations in the past three weeks have been reduced to CAP flights in the south, well away from any chance encounters with Iranian fighters.
Operations have been approved by Qaboos bin Said and will resume tomorrow, to keep the insurgency in check and allow ground units to enter the area for liberation.