Sources: US weaponry on way to Gulf via Suez canal
A United States-chartered ship carrying heavy weaponry including tanks passed through the Suez canal on Sunday heading for the Gulf, as the US continued its military buildup for a strike on Iraq, according to canal authorities.
The Scan Arctic, registered in the Isle of Man, was also transporting aircraft jet engines and lithium batteries, considered to be "radioactive substances", the sources said, cited by AFP.
The equipment, from the American military base at Wiesbaden in Germany, was destined for another US base, Camp Doha. (Albawaba.com)