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Libyan Arms Seized By Lebanon Army En Route Syria.
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The Lebanese navy is holding a Sierra Leone-registered ship and says it has confiscated a large consignment of arms and ammunition it was carrying.



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



The BBC's Jim Muir in Beirut says it is believed the consignment was destined for the rebels in Syria.



Some of the arms were labelled as Libyan, says Reuters news agency.



The ship's owner told Reuters it was due to unload in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.



Milos Strugar, a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) which assists Lebanon in preventing illegal arms entering the country, confirmed to the BBC that it was bound for a Lebanese port.



Tripoli is a hotbed of support for the Syrian opposition, and the authorities in Damascus have frequently complained about arms being smuggled from the areas into the country, our correspondent says.

Attacks from sea

Russia has accused Libya of supporting the Syrian rebels and providing them with weapons.



Lebanese media say there was light, medium and heavy weaponry in the consignment.




Lebanon says weapons and ammunition seized on the Lutfullah II were bound for Syrian rebels

The ship is reported to have begun 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. AP news agency reported that the containers had been placed on Lebanese army flatbed trucks and taken away.



They are now being held under lock and key at an army base.



The owner of the Lutfallah II told Reuters that he was told the ship was carrying engine oil, and was unaware of any weapons. "The law doesn't allow me to open and inspect the containers," he said.



He said the ship was originally asked to carry 12 containers of "general cargo" from Libya to Lebanon. After three days of delay it left only carrying the three containers, he told Reuters.



On Saturday Syrian rebel gunmen in inflatable dinghies attacked a military unit on the Mediterranean coast, with deaths on both sides, state media report.



It is thought to be the first rebel assault from the sea. The violence comes despite a shaky ceasefire in force since 12 April.



Syria's official news agency Sana said a military unit had foiled a "terrorist attempt" to infiltrate the country overnight by boat in Latakia province.


Added: Apr-29-2012 Occurred On: Apr-29-2012
By: anglosaxonwarlord
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  • Time and time again our governments are hell bent on helping these jihadists and 'creating' a new enemy. Then they'll send off the cream of our young men and women to be blown up, maimed and/or killed to keep the wheels of the military money making machines oiled and turning. When are we going to band together and say ENOUGH?

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  • What i dont believe it Libya supplying a foreign terrorist group with arms for fighting a insergency well sort of reminds me of Gaddafi hypocrites again how long before there supplying arms and training camps for AL quedar attacks in Europe ??

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  • it will just go to other terrorists

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  • @ :01 second mark , I see a warship in port on the right side with a dark blue ensign on the bow. ( ie, US flagged warship ? ) dunno. Again @ :11 second mark a better shot and again @ :42 second mark
    It can't be Lebanese, can it ?
    Can it be French ?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_of_Overseas_France
    Could be the French ensign portside visiting their old colony.

    btw,
    some ensign flags ;
    http://www.google.com/search?q=French+ensign+flag&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u& More..

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  • Qatar and France, to Libyan terrorists to Syrian terrorists. Well done Lebanon

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  • Fucking assholes Russians why they self supporting the terror regime bessar el assad with weapons to kill the civilians in syria childrens and womens. Bessar is a beast is a vampire he is living from blood he must be stoped by the UNO with air support and more medium weapons for the FSA. IRAN and Russia and China has lost in the Muslim World the Trust and sympathie.

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  • I love how Assad calls his own civilians terrorists,..he starts this by killing protesters,,and now the common protesters are terrorists,..lol
    Assad is an evil evil man married to a blindsided English lady,..
    so AQ and other fighters are helping the once innocent civilians,.and now are officially marked terrorists,.
    Assad is committing Genocide on his own people,and nobody gives a shit,.
    crazy world we live in,...

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    • @SharkGuy

      OH shut up.

      Look what happened in Libya, after the Gaddafi regime was overthrown violently, the bloodshed continued, the racial killings began, and it continues to this day, these conflicts are being fueled by Al-Qaeda and terrorist organisations, they aren't protecting civilians they're pushing for their very own political power and they are backed by our governments, this bloodshed is being caused by terrorists vying for power in once secure states, to implement their own rule and More..

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    • @MurkyFogsFutureLogs
      hey Fuck you asshole,.if you can't make a reply without acting like a complete DICKhead,.just shut the fuck up!
      All Muslims are Brainwashed inbred fuckwads!
      I could care less if they kill all each other off,.fuck head!
      your a fucking nit wit!

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    • @SharkGuy

      OH shut up.

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    • @MurkyFogsFutureLogs
      and do something about your own stupid fucking Country,.your giving it away to Muslims,.yellow belly cowards,.giving your Country away,.!
      Islam's right up your ass motherfucker!

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    • @jacek
      kiss my ass!

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