Tanks for nothing

Ukranian ship carrying tanks seized by pirates

A Ukrainian ship captured by Somali pirates en route to Somalia is carrying at least 30 tanks, a regional maritime organisation said today.

Ukrainian news agency Interfax-Ukraine also said the ship, operating under a Belize flag, had a military cargo “including about 30 T-72 tanks”.

That would be a significant and potentially dangerous seizure in Somalia, where Islamist insurgents have been battling the government and its Ethiopian military allies for nearly two years.

That’s comforting news.

What the official original destination of the arms shipment and the total number of tanks really is seems to be in question.

UPDATE: More in the Danger Room.


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