Libya Civil War — World Leaders Vow to Uphold UN Arms Embargo

“The commitment by foreign backers of the conflict – which include Russia, Egypt and Turkey – to respect the UN arms embargo on Libya will only be taken seriously if the UN Security Council acts on violations. This is something it has failed to do in years of conflict.”

Rana Jawad — BBC North Africa correspondent

“The Panel received information on the presence of large military cargo planes at Benina and Misratah airports and used satellite imagery to verify the information. It noticed the presence of C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft on 24 February and 16 March 2018 at Misratah airport and on 18 March at Benina airport. Analysis of the satellite imagery suggested that the planes were C-17 aircraft operated by the United States Air Force.”

Letter from the Panel of Experts on Libya established pursuant to resolution 1973 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council — (September 5 2018 )

The civil war pits General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

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According to data of the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, United States Air Force C-17 has been flying regularly to Misratah and Benina airports.

From March to June 2018, 15 C-17 flights were recorded and one more flight appears on satellite imagery.

these C-17 flights departed from various airports, including Ramstein, Germany, Djibouti International, Chania International, Greece, Royal Air Force Brize Norton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Trapani Birgi, Italy.

Satellite imagery of C-17 with United States Air Force markings on the wings and IL-76 at Misratah airport, 24 February 2018

Satellite imagery of C-17 with United States Air Force markings on the wings at Benina airbase, 18 March 2018

There is no doubt whatsoever that Western powers have delivered weapons to militia groups in Libya.

Considering that these deliveries were illegal under International Law, one is left wondering where these weapons came from… And who paid the bill?

Do you remember the still unsolved mysteries of the billions that disappeared from Gaddafi’s — not so frozen — accounts in Brussels?

C-17 Globemaster III flights

 

REFERENCES

Libya civil war: World leaders committed to peace, UN chief says — BBC

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Libya Civil War — World Leaders Vow to Uphold UN arms embargo

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