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Sun May 9, 2021, 09:36 AM

US Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen

Source: AP

By JON GAMBRELL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ó The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea, apparently bound for Yemen to support the countryís Houthi rebels.

An American defense official told The Associated Press that the Navyís initial investigation found the vessel came from Iran, again tying the Islamic Republic to arming the Houthis despite a United Nations arms embargo. Iranís mission to the U.N. did not immediately respond to a request for comment, though Tehran has denied in the past giving the rebels weapons.

The seizure, one of several amid the yearslong war in Yemen, comes as the U.S. and others try to end a conflict that spawned one of the worldís worst humanitarian disasters. The arms shipment, described as sizeable, shows that the war may still have far to run.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey discovered the weapons aboard what the Navy described as a stateless dhow, a traditional Mideast sailing ship, in an operation that began Thursday in the northern reaches of the Arabian Sea off Oman and Pakistan. Sailors boarded the vessel and found the weapons, most wrapped in green plastic, below deck.



Weapons that the U.S. Navy described as coming from a hidden arms shipment aboard a stateless dhow are seen aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized the arms shipment hidden aboard the vessel in the Arabian Sea, the latest-such interdiction by sailors amid the long-running war in Yemen. (U.S. Navy via AP)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 09:57 AM

1. I bet it barely compares to what

some of the Jan 6 traitors have stocked up.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. Somehow I doubt they have a lot of anti-tank missiles..

Cache of weapons included advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=15412463

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 02:03 PM

3. US Air Force seizes weapons likely bound for Yemen via Saudi Arabia?

Fat chance.

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