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Qatar supplied arms for Libyan opposition - envoy

Qatar supplied arms for Libyan opposition - envoy

Information about Qatar supplying some 20,000 tons of arms for the Libyan opposition during the 2011 civil war with US encouragement begs for explanations from Washington, Russia UN envoy said following consultations at the Security Council on the Libyan conflict.

Vitaly Churkin said the supplied weapons were enough to arm a small army of terrorists to destabilize the situation in the Sahara-Sahel region and in northern Africa – “which is exactly what is happening now”, the diplomat added.

Many experts believe the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi became a major destabilizing factor in the region.

Soon after Gaddafi’s downfall, his allied Tuaregs got hold of a vast arsenal and fled to neighboring Mali establishing control over the country’s entire north.

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