Video: The US Intercepts A Shipment Of Dangerous Explosives Going To Yemen From Iran

The US Naval Forces intercepted a significant quantity of explosives in the Gulf of Oman sailing from Iran last week to Yemen, per a statement from Central Command of US Naval Forces.

US forces discovered over 70 tons of ammonium perchlorate, a potent oxidizer typically used for making missile and rocket fuel and dangerous explosives, per CENTCOM. About 100 tons of urea fertilizer, generally used as an explosive precursor, had also been uncovered.

Video Credits: The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

The vessel had four crew members from Yemen when it was intercepted while sailing from Iran along a historically used for trafficking weapons to Yemen’s Houthis.

The vessel was sunk on 13 November in the Gulf of Oman after the US forces determined that it was a hazard to navigation to commercial shipping.

References: NBC News, MSN, CNN

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