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Libya chaos ‘allows al-Qaida to grab surface-to-air missiles’

Posted By admin On April 4, 2011 @ 9:17 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
April 4, 2011

Al-Qaida is exploiting the conflict in Libya to acquire weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, and smuggle them to a stronghold in northern Mali, a security official from neighbouring Algeria told Reuters.

The official said a convoy of eight Toyota pick-up trucks left eastern Libya, crossed into Chad and then Niger, and from there into northern Mali where in the past few days it delivered a cargo of weapons.

He said the weapons included Russian-made RPG-7 anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades, Kalashnikov heavy machine guns, Kalashnikov rifles, explosives and ammunition.

He also said he had information that al-Qaida’s north African wing, known as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), had acquired from Libya Russian-made, shoulder-fired, Strela surface-to-air missiles known by the Nato designation Sam-7.

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[5] Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nightmare-in-libya-thousands-of-surface-to-air-missiles-unaccounted-for.html

[6] ‘Al-Qaeda snatched missiles’ in Libya: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaeda-snatched-missiles-in-libya.html

[7] Al-Qaeda acquires weapons in Libya – EU official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaeda-acquires-weapons-in-libya-%e2%80%93-eu-official.html

[8] U.S. to Accelerate Hunt for Libya’s Missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-to-accelerate-hunt-for-libya%e2%80%99s-missiles.html

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