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Iran Says It Recovers Information from US Sailors' Devices

This picture released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, shows detained American Navy sailors in an undisclosed location in Iran. Sepahnews via AP
This picture released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, shows detained American Navy sailors in an undisclosed location in Iran. Sepahnews via AP

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV says the country has retrieved thousands of pages of information from devices used by 10 U.S. Navy sailors briefly detained by Iran in January.

The Tuesday report quotes Gen. Ali Razmjou saying the information was retrieved from laptops, GPS devices and maps. Razmjou is a naval commander in the powerful Revolutionary Guard.

Gen. Razmjou said the move falls within Iran's rights under international regulations. He says the information fills about 13 thousand pages.

The nine men and one woman were detained for less than a day in January after they drifted into Iranian waters off of Farsi Island, an outpost in the middle of the Persian Gulf that has been used as a base for Revolutionary Guard speedboats since the 1980s.

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