Libya Accuses Sudan of Arming Rebels

Libya has asked the Sudanese military attache to leave the country, following the interception of a Sudanese military plane loaded with ammunition at Kufra airport.

The government said the plane made a refuelling stop in Kufra, and was bound for the Tripoli-Matiga airport, currently under Islamist rebel control.

Amid accusations Khartoum was supporting Islamist rebels in the country, Libya’s newly elected government has accused Sudan of breaching its national sovereignty by flying in ammunition destined for “terrorist groups”.

According to a report from Al Jazeera, Sudan confirmed it had sent a military plane but said it had only carried equipment for a joint Libyan-Sudanese state border force.

(Source: Al Jazeera)

(Sudan flag image via Shutterstock)

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2 Responses to Libya Accuses Sudan of Arming Rebels

  1. Adam September 10, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Flag of South Sudan is in the picture.

  2. editor2 September 10, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Thank you Adam, well spotted! That has been corrected now.
    – Editor.

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