Israel-CIA Cooperation Led to Capture of Iran Arms Ship Karin A

(Jerusalem Post) Yonah Jeremy Bob - On January 3, 2002, Israel Navy and Air Force units captured a Palestinian Authority-owned freighter loaded with 50 tons of weapons, including 345 long-range Katyusha rockets, from Iran with involvement from Hizbullah. The full story about uncovering the well-concealed boat, including cooperation between Israeli intelligence and the CIA, is told for the first time in a Hebrew book called Drama in the Red Sea by Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Gilboa. The book describes how the CIA located the ship on Dec. 17 near Aden after Israel had asked for its assistance. Although the CIA never formally revealed how they found the ship, it is widely known that at the time the U.S. was performing wide-ranging aerial surveillance to hunt down Osama bin Laden. The CIA gave Israel regular updates on the exact location of the ship which was invaluable to the Israeli navy planning its interception two weeks later.

2017-09-29 00:00:00

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