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Yemen: US Navy seizure offers clue to Houthi smuggling routes

The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman reported finding a cache of Iranian-origin “advanced guided missile components” when they intercepted a small Yemeni dhow in the Arabian Sea on 25 November. The missile components were described by the US Navy as being of a sophistication not previously encountered; further details have not been released pending analysis. Previous interceptions at sea have largely comprised small arms. The dhow and its crew were handed over to the Yemen Coast Guard.

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