US officials: Iranian missile ship bound for Sinai – as DEBKA first reported

US officials Tuesday questioned the official Israeli claim that the Iranian cargo of M302 missiles aboard the Klos C apprehended by Israeli commandos on March 3 was destined for Gaza, but thought they were meant for terrorists in Sinai. DEBKAfile reported this likelihood two days after the event. Some Middle East military sources now conclude that the weapons were not meant for use against Israel but destined for Muslim Brotherhood operatives fighting the Egyptian army from bases in the Gaza Strip or, alternatively, for al Qaeda affiliates in Sinai. Iran has more than once collaborated with al Qaeda in operations suiting its agenda. 

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