(Worthy News) – The U.S. Navy said Tuesday that it seized over 2,100 assault rifles from a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman that it believes came from Iran and were meant for the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The seizure last Friday – the latest capture of weapons allegedly heading to the Arab world’s poorest country – happened after a team boarded a Yemeni-crewed dhow and discovered rifles individually wrapped in green tarps, said Commander Timothy Hawkins, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s Middle East-based 5th Fleet.
After examining photos released by the Navy, experts said the weapons were likely Chinese- and Russian-made. [ Source:i24 (Read More…) ]
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