Israel’s elite Shayetet 13 (Flotilla 13) early Wednesday, March 5, boarded an Iranian Panama-registered cargo vessel KLOS C. Concealed in its hold were dozens of 302mm rockets with a range of 200 kms, manufactured in Syria and destined by Iran for the Gaza Strip, after being offloaded at Port Sudan. The missiles were described by a military source as game-changing weapons for the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip. They would have put Israel’s international airport and main cities within range. The Israeli commandos seized the vessel on the high sea on the maritime border of Sudan and Eritrea, 1500 km south of Israel, and is being towed it to Eilat.
- Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-Bound Iranian Arms (voanews.com)
- IDF captures Iranian ship carrying advanced rockets for Gaza (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- BREAKING: Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza (VIDEO) (algemeiner.com)
- Israel seizes ship with missiles heading from Iran to Gaza (haaretz.com)
Categories: Escalation / Destabilization Conflict