Canada probes pos­si­ble use of its equip­ment in Saudi crack­down

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mon­treal, Canada - Canada warned on Satur­day it was re­view­ing re­ports that Saudi Ara­bia is us­ing Cana­dian ar­moured ve­hi­cles in a crack­down in the king­dom’s Shi­ite-ma­jor­ity east. “We are look­ing at these claims very se­ri­ously... and have im­me­di­ately launched a re­view,” Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau said.

The Globe and Mail re­ported ear­lier that light ar­moured vehi- cles sold by Canada to Saudi Ara­bia had been used against Shi­ite civil­ians in a ma­jor op­er­a­tion that left sev­eral peo­ple dead in the town of Awamiya in East­ern Prov­ince. Ex­perts told the news­pa­per that ve­hi­cles ap­pear­ing in pho­tos and videos of the Saudi op­er­a­tions were Gurkha RPVs pro­duced by Ter­ra­dyne Ar­mored Ve­hi­cles near Toronto.

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