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Weapons Transfers to Libya: the French and Qatar Connections

Guy Lamb, Senior Research Fellow, Arms Management Programme, ISS Cape Town Office. Arms controls continue to be flouted in the context of the Libyan armed conflict. Both France and Qatar have openly admitted to supplying arms to the rebels as … Continue reading

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Video: France votes to extend Libya mission

French parliamentarians voted overwhelmingly to extend funding for the country’s military intervention in Libya. While the country is also heavily involved in finding a political solution to the crisis, the vote indicates that they still see the military intervention as … Continue reading

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Video: Nieuwsuur report from Nalut on foreign weapon & armor supplies

Dutch news programme Nieuwsuur reports from Nalut, about the attacks the area is suffering, the professional training that revolutionaries now receive, and weapon supplies. He also, interestingly, says that as they understand, aircraft have been landing at the various small … Continue reading

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France providing weapons to Libya’s revolutionaries

France is providing weapons to Libyan rebels in the Western Mountains in an effort to help them push on to Muammar Gaddafi’s stronghold in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Wednesday. Citing unidentified sources, Le Figaro said … Continue reading

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Gaddafi regime suspends diplomatic ties with France

Gaddafi’s regime has suspended its diplomatic ties with France following the country’s official recognition of the Libyan National Transitional Council. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told journalists in Tripoli that the decision had been made today and that it is … Continue reading

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