IDF releases list of weapons on the 'Victoria'

Cargo includes shells, missiles, radar systems, bullets as well as documentation and instructions in Persian.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 16, 2011 10:42
Weapons [illustrative]

missile on victoria for gallery 512. (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)

 
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The IDF released a preliminary list on Wednesday of the weaponry found on the Victoria ship.

The ship's cargo included: 230 mortar shells 120 mm, 2,270 mortar shells, 60 mm, 6 C-704 anti-ship missiles, 2 radar systems manufactured in England, 2 launchers, 2 hydraulic mounting cranes for the radar system and 66,960 bullets for Kalashnikov rifles.

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The IDF Spokesperson says that C-704 missiles have a range of 35 km, which would increase Hamas' weapons capabilities in Gaza.

In addition, the documentation for the missiles was in Persian and displayed emblems of the Iranian government, and the ship originated from the Syrian port of Lattakia.

"This incident further demonstrates Iranian and Syrian involvement in strengthening and arming terror organizations in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere," the IDF spokesperson said.

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