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French navy seizes weapons cache heading from Iran to Yemen

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French naval forces have seized a large weapons cache headed towards Somalia on March 20, a CNN report said on Wednesday.

The cache, according to the report, is considered the second weapons seizure in the region this month.

Both shipments may have been heading to Yemen from Iran by way of Somalia, the report said, citing a spokesman for US 5th Fleet.

Cmdr. Kevin Stephens told CNN, the seized weapons may have been created in Iran, and their likely ultimate destination was Yemen.

Earlier this month, an Australian naval ship has seized a large arms cache on a small fishing vessel, which may have come from Iran and headed to Yemen via Somalia.