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Missiles found at base of Libyan warlord are ours, France admits

Defence ministry denies supplying weapons in breach of UN arms embargo

France has said some of its missiles were found at a Libyan base used by forces loyal to the military strongman Khalifa Haftar – an embarrassing admission that raises new questions about its role in the conflict.

  • Agence France-Presse in Paris
  • The Guardian

Confirming a report in the New York Times, the French defence ministry said it had purchased the US-made Javelin missiles that were subsequently discovered at a camp south of Tripoli.

It denied supplying them to Haftar, which would have been in breach of a…

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