Lebanon seizes suspected arms shipment bound for Syria
The Lebanese navy has intercepted a ship suspected of carrying weapons destined for Syrian opposition rebels, a Lebanese security official said Saturday, DPA reported.
The vessel Lutfallah II was stopped by the navy off Lebanon's northern coast late Friday, added the official on condition of anonymity.
Lebanon's state-run television Tele Liban Saturday reported that the ship had originally sailed from Libya and that its owner was a Syrian national.
Since the pro-democracy uprising started in Syria in March 2011, Damascus has repeatedly claimed that weapons are smuggled from Lebanon into Syria for rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.