In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

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On August 29, the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) seized a stateless skiff carrying over 1,000 AK-47 automatic rifles. According to the Navy, USS Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.

The Gulf of Aden is known for being an important hub connecting various weapons and drug trafficking routes in Africa and the Middle East. The US is often accusing Iran of using these routes to provide weapon supploes to the Houthis in Yemen. However, this very skiff seized by the US Navy is not likely linked to any kind of Iranian activities.

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

In Photos: US Navy Seizes Skiff Carrying Over 1,000 Automatic Rifles In Gulf Of Aden

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

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  • Sinbad2

    The US has found that it is much easier to kill people if they are unarmed, and so try to stop the sales of any non US made weapons.

    • Carol Davidek-Waller

      That doesn’t explain why huge caches of US made weapons are found in ISIS territory as the SAA continue to reclaim Syrian territory.

      • Barba_Papa

        They got them through their friends in the FSA, the socalled ‘moderate opposition, remember? Whom the Americans have supplied shitloads of weapons. Same way Al Nusra still gets its US made gear.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    That is stealing, from the rightful owners.

    I been following this confiscations not only of guns from the americans and I been wondering. This people who supply the freedom fighters against NWO, how come they never think to load this boats, with explosives and blow it next to this warships they hassle them and prevent them, for making an honest living….

  • potcracker2588

    then let me be the stupid honk here…..black ops operation of the americans to have something to show for…….I personally dont believe 1 word that comes out of various administrations / governments and high up there on my list is the us government with a big especially when it comes from the military

  • chris chuba

    Because no one in Africa buys AK-47’s and AK-47’s are turning the tide in Yemen.
    I found it interesting that the U.S. navy didn’t want to lie about the weapons this time like they did before when they found similar small caches.