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Honduran armed forces will buy Tavor assault rifles from Israel in fight against organized crime, drug cartels and gangs

Monday, November 21, 2011

In a further sign that Honduras may be gearing up for a more aggressive fight against organized crime, foreign drug cartels, and gang violence, the head of the Honduran Armed Forces announced that the Army plans to purchase Tavor TAR-21 lightweight assault rifles from Israel.

The Tavor, manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries Ltd. (IWI) of Ramat Hashron, Israel, is the standard issue weapon of the Israeli infantry.

"We cannot say how many rifles will be brought from Israel because we have not yet finalized the deal. We will be providing this information during the next few months," said General René Osorio Canales.

Original source: Honduras Weekly