Turkish Ship Heading towards Lebanon Loaded Guns, Explosives, Ammonia Nitrate
The Lebanese daily, Al-Akhbar, published on Friday an article in which it tackled a document that Greece had sent to the Lebanese authorities, confirming that the Turkish ship, which was heading towards Lebanon, loaded weaponry and explosives.
According to the document, the vessel, Trader, loaded 6400 military guns, 10,000 items of explosive materials and 10,000 partitions of Ammonia Nitrate which is much used by Qaeda terrorist group.
In a report, al-Manar TV wondered why some local factions who belong to March 14 political team in Lebanon attempted to undermine the seriousness of the ship’s file, knowing that the two owners of the vessel are Lebanese.
Turkish mass media stated that the vessel, named Cookie Boy, has moved from Izmir port on Feb. 4 and stopped for several days in the Mediterranean sea, which raised the concerns of coastal guards in Greece who drive it by force to Crete island.
Upon searching it, weapons and ammunitions were detected, 11-crew member have been arrested, including 6 Syrians, 4 Indians and a Lebanese.
Greek authorities opened investigation to uncover the case.