Covert forces belonging to the Iranian Army launched a surprise naval incursion into the Persian Gulf last Friday; prompting Saudi Arabia to quickly respond.
Occuring in the Marjan Oilfield, Saudi forces are said to have detained three soldiers; all of which were heavily armed. While little is known about this incident, recent events in the gulf theater make this incursion particularly important.
The Marjan Oilfield, along with much of Saudi Arabia's EEZ, is heavily contested with neighboring Iran. Skirmishes over such territory CAN and HAVE broken out in the past.