Iran/Yemen: Arms smuggling continues, destination unknown

Issue 1126 - 20 May 2021

The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Monterey on 6 May intercepted an unflagged dhow in international waters in the northern Arabian Sea. In an operation that took over 24 hours, a boarding party removed an arsenal of weapons, including 2,500 Type 56 assault rifles, 250 PKM machine guns, 200 Dehlavieh and 9M111M anti-tank guided missiles, 100 Dragonov sniper rifles and 50 Sayyad long range anti-material rifles, together with associated ammunition.

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