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US Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen

 

August 31, 2018



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen.

The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction of weapons at sea bound for Yemen in years for American forces patrolling the region.

However, the military did not say whom they suspected of smuggling the weapons.

A short video released by the U.S. Navy it said was taken Monday appeared to show a skiff and a dhow, a traditional ship tha...



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