Report: Turkey Halts Iranian Arms Shipment to Syria


Turkish authorities seized an Iranian arms shipment meant for Syria, a German newspaper reported Thursday.

The Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung quoted diplomatic sources as saying the weapons were meant for Hezbollah.

According to the newspaper, Turkish security forces stopped a convoy of trucks carrying a large quantity of weapons and ammunition in the south-central city of Kilis, which is adjacent to the Syrian border.

Ankara refused to either confirm or deny the report, which did not detail when the arms were intercepted.


Iran has been caught moving arms to Syria, ultimately for Hezbollah, by plane, truck and boat just this year. The IDF also intercepted a ship bound for Egypt, that was full of Syrian arms for Hamas, back in March.


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