North Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria but they were seized in Turkey along with arms and ammunition, a Japanese daily said Tuesday, as the US threatened action over an alleged chemical weapons attack.
A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask seized from a Syrian army factory on July 18, 2013. Turkish officials seized gas masks, rifles and pistols on a Syria-bound ship from North Korea, it has been reported.
A Libyan-registered vessel, identified as Al En Ti Sar, left North Korea for Syria earlier this year with the consignment, the Sankei Shimbun said, quoting unnamed sources from the US military, Japanese and South Korean intelligence.
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