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US intercepts third Iranian weapons shipment to Houthis

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The U.S. military says it seized a cache of weapons it believes was being transported from Iran to Shi'ite Houthi rebels fighting for control of Yemen.

The USS Sirocco, a coastal patrol ship, confiscated the weapons in the Arabian Sea on March 28 from a small craft known as a dhow. The seized weapons included 1,500 Kalashnikov rifles, 200 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns.