Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports on a discovery made that could reveal how Gaddafi is managing to feed his frontline troops.
Turkish military rations were found in three bases used by Gaddafi forces in the Nafusa Mountains region. Some of the ration packs are dated as having been manufactured in March, 2011. All rations were produced by the same firm. They are military style “heat in the bag” rations in foil paper, known as MRE, or Meals Ready (to) Eat in the US.
Here are two pictures taken by Bays. The second pack was manufactured in 2010. Please click on the images for their full size.
According to a leading legal expert, this could be a breach of UN resolution 1970.
“While Gaddafi troops are bombed by #NATO, food produced by one NATO ally is feeding them,” James Bays writes on twitter. “I have seen UN food aid many times – it is usually clearly marked as such. This is produced by company that specialises in military rations.”