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  • US seizes shipment of Iranian-made weapons in the Arabian Sea

    US seizes shipment of Iranian-made weapons in the Arabian Sea

    Hundreds of missiles, weapons and munitions likely headed from Iran to Houthi militants in Yemen are in U.S. hands, intercepted during an operation earlier this week in the Arabian Sea.  U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced the seizure Thursday, four days after sailors with the USS Normandy boarded a dhow in the Arabian Sea and found the secret cache.

    H/T: Voice of America

    According to a CENTCOM statement, “The weapons seized include 150 'Dehlavieh' anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), which are Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs. Other weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design and manufacture and included three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, Iranian thermal imaging weapon scopes, and Iranian components for unmanned aerial and surface vessels, as well as other munitions and advanced weapons parts.”

    The following is a Feb. 9, 2020 video of a Visit Board Search and Seizure team from USS Normandy (CG-60) interdicting a dhow loaded with weapons the U.S. says was bound for Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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