LIBYA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent nearly 100 weapons shipments to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar since last month, the internationally recognized government announced today.
In a statement, the government’s Operation Volcano Rage media center said 100 flights have transferred almost 6,200 tonnes of weapons from the United Arab Emirates to Haftar forces since January 12th.
The aircraft carrying the guns took off from Sweihan Air Force Base in the United Arab Emirates and Assab in Eritrea, the announcement said.
Arms shipments to Libya violate UN Security Council resolution 1970, banning arms exports to the war-torn country.
A 2017 UN report has accused the United Arab Emirates of exporting weapons to Haftar, whose forces launched military strikes in April to take the internationally recognized government of Tripoli.
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