Turkey Seizes Weapons on Syria-Bound Train from Iran

[Guardian-UK] Selcan Hacaoglu - Turkish authorities seized weapons hidden among construction materials on a Syria-bound train from Iran after Kurdish guerrillas bombed and derailed the train on May 25 in southeastern Bingol province, Prosecutor Ismail Sari said Wednesday. A government official said the cargo included machine guns and pistols, while the private Dogan news agency said the cargo included a rocket launch pad and 300 rockets, as well as other weapons and ammunition. Turkish authorities suspect Iran is using Turkey as a transit point to send arms to Lebanon's Hizbullah via Syria.

2007-05-31 01:00:00

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