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|Iran 'smuggling Arms Through Africa' As Weapons Shipment Is Seized by verichima: 11:04am On Nov 02, 2010|
ISRAELI defence analysts fear that Tehran has opened arms-smuggling routes across Africa to supply Hamas in the blockaded Gaza Strip after a stash of Iranian weapons was intercepted in Nigeria.
The seizure was made in Lagos, one of Africa's busiest ports, by the Nigerian secret service.
The capture of the arms, which included Katyusha multiple rocket launchers, underlines fears that Iran is developing a global network for moving weapons and people. Israel is concerned that Tehran is exploiting weak points in global security that have previously been used by drug cartels.
In January 2009 Israeli aircraft launched a long-range bombing raid on a convoy transporting Iranian weapons in Sudan, bound for the Gaza Strip via Egypt. The bombing killed 39 smugglers although Israel did not officially confirm or deny its role in the strike. It has imposed a blockade on the coastal enclave since Hamas, another client of Iran, seized full control in June 2007 after,
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