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Turks seize Syria-bound Iranian arms

Turkish authorities seized arms on a train traversing its territory from Iran to Syria. The weapons, concealed among construction materials, were uncovered when Kurdish terrorists bombed and derailed a train on May 25, Turkish prosecutors said Wednesday. Various reports said assault rifles, rockets and a rocket launch pad were among the weapons. Iranian officials denied responsibility for the weapons. Israel and the United States have accused Iran and Syria of rearming Hezbollah after Israel’s war against the Lebanese terrorist group last summer.