The US Navy has seized a weapon shipment including 1,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 200 rocket propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns likely bound to Yemen in the Arabian Sea from Iran.
The USS Sirocco intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a small dhow, the US Navy said in a statement Monday.
It said those aboard the dhow were released after sailors confiscated the arms.
Earlier this month, a French Naval ship busted huge consignments of weapons that include hundreds of AK-47 assault rifles and anti-tank weapons were seized from a dhow headed for Somalia.
The seizure came three weeks after the Royal Australian Navy discovered a haul of 1989 AK-47 automatic assault rifles, 100 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 49 PKM general purpose machineguns, 39 PKM spare barrels and twenty 60 mm mortar tubes from a small fishing vessel that was also headed to Somalia.
An F-16 fighter jet belonging to UAE is reportedly missing while taking part in operations against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. The General Command of the Armed Forces today announced the loss of a fighter aircraft while participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen,
Saudi Arabia intercepted a Scud missile fired towards the kingdom by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, the local media reported Sunday. The official Saudi SPA news agency said the missile was destroyed by the kingdoms air defenses at around 2145 (1845 GMT) on Saturday, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) from its border with Yemen
Yemens army has reportedly carried out ballistic missile attacks against the Mushait military air base in Saudi Arabias Asir region. Iranian
Saudi Arabia has shot down 11 Scud missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels from across the Yemen border after fighting intensified since the collapse of a US-backed ceasefire last week. Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles that have been fired sporadically from Yemen during the course of the war, Gulfnews reported Friday
Houthis rebels from war-torn Yemen launched a failed missile attack against a US Navy destroyer on Sunday, a US military spokesman said. Two missiles failed to hit the US Navy ship after being launched, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told Reuters news agency
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