Lebanon impounds ship carrying 'weapons for Syrian rebels'

   Apr 29, 10:47 am

Beirut, Apr 29 (ANI): Lebanese authorities have reportedly detained a Sierra Leone-registered ship that was allegedly carrying weapons for Syrian rebels.

The 11-crew members were detained after three shipping containers full of heavy and light weapons were found on the Lutfallah II, The BBC reports.

According to the report, the consignment was believed to be destined for the rebels in Syria.

The ship reportedly began its voyage from Libya, stopped off in Alexandria in Egypt, and then headed for the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon before it was intercepted.

It is now being held at the port of Salaata near Beirut.

According to the report, the ship 's owner said it was due to unload in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.

Tripoli is a hotbed of support for the Syrian opposition, and Damascus authorities have frequently complained about arms being smuggled from the areas into the country. (ANI)

Malala Yousufzai awarded Liberty Medal Oct 22, 4:26 pm
Islamabad, Oct 22 (ANI): Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousufzai has reportedly been awarded the Liberty Medal.
Full Story
Islamic clerics express outrage over dog-petting event in Malaysia Oct 22, 3:58 pm
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Islamic clerics in a Malaysian city have reportedly expressed outrage over an event in which people were invited to pet dogs, many of whom were Muslims.
Full Story
Nigeria minister optimistic over release of abducted schoolgirls Oct 22, 2:29 pm
Johannesburg, Oct 22 (ANI): Nigeria's foreign minister says he is optimistic that the government will soon end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram and bring back the 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
Full Story
US investigating reported seizure of airdropped arms for Kurdish forces by IS in Kobane Oct 22, 2:11 pm
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The Pentagon has reportedly said that they are investigating claims that a cache of weapons dropped by the United States-led coalition for Kurdish militiamen have been seized by the Islamic State (IS).
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY