Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia

Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, according to a Geneva-based think tank, where al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab insurgents are battling a weak and divided government.

Weapons originating in the Iran-Yemen arms trade are being trafficked onward into Somalia itself.

Iran has repeatedly denied any involvement in the trafficking of arms to the Houthis. However, a preponderance of evidence points to Iranian state supply.