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Israeli army unloads 'Iran weapons ship'

Published on Mar 9, 2014 5:09 PM
 
Military police escorts a truck carrying a container to a nearby navy base on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the southern Israeli port of Eilat, where Israeli army started to unload the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C that was allegedly transporting arm from Iran to Gaza. The Israeli army was on Sunday unloading a ship which it intercepted in the Red Sea allegedly transporting arm from Iran to Gaza and escorted to the port of Eilat. -- PHOTO: AFP

EILAT, Israel (AFP) - The Israeli army was on Sunday unloading a ship which it intercepted in the Red Sea allegedly transporting arm from Iran to Gaza and escorted to the port of Eilat.

An AFP correspondent said dozens of containers from the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C were being unloaded and transferred on trucks to a nearby navy base.

Naval commandos seized the vessel on Wednesday in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Sudan, and it was escorted into Eilat on Saturday by two Israeli warships.

The military said it was carrying an Iranian shipment of M-302 rockets destined for the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

 
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