KLOS C with Syrian missiles intercepted in Red Sea

March 5, 2014 at 15:31 by Svitlana Slavina in Accidents

Early Wednesday morning the Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel KLOS C was intercepted by Israeli naval forces in the middle of the Red Sea off Eritrea coast.

The ship was carrying Syrian missiles, which have range of 100-200 kilometers. According to Israeli reports, dozens of rockets discovered onboard the vessel were destined for Palestine.

Israel Defense Forces officer claimed the weaponry originated in Syria, was transported from Syria to Iran, from Iran it was shipped to Iraq and there boarded onto the KLOS C. The shipment was to be discharged in Port Sudan and then had to be forwarded to Gaza by land. The intercepted cargo vessel was towed to Eilat.

KLOS C with Syrian missiles intercepted in Red Sea

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