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Lebanon seizes weapons as Syria rebels 'launch sea raid'

Lebanon says its navy has found and confiscated three containers full of arms and ammunition from a ship which was bound for Syrian rebels.

The ship, the Lutfallah II, is reported to have begun its voyage from Libya, stopped off in Alexandria in Egypt, and then headed for the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon before it was intercepted.

In a separate incident, Syrian rebel gunmen in inflatable dinghies have attacked a military unit on the Mediterranean coast, with deaths on both sides, state media report.

The violence comes despite a shaky ceasefire in force since 12 April.

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 29 Apr 2012
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