Contrary to agreement with Israeli manufacturer not to sell any UAVs to a 3rd party, the 2 drones were part of a 3-unit ‘gift’ by Turkey to the UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Two Israeli-made Orbiter-3 tactical drones were shot down in Libya by troops allied with strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).
The two drones were shot down at the end of July. One was recovered by troops some 40 km. southwest of the Libyan capital of Tripoli in the small town of al-‘Aziziya, while the other was recovered in the Sidra district, home to the war-torn country’s largest oil depot. Continue Reading »
A U.N. panel reports weaponry from Libya is spreading “at an alarming rate” across North Africa to Gaza & Syria.
A United Nations panel says weaponry from Libya is spreading across North Africa to Gaza and Syria “at an alarming rate.”
The five-expert committee said in a 94-page report sent Tuesday to the U.N. Security Council that illegal transfers of arms from Libya to armed groups and terrorists have been proven.
The arms trafficking violations involved more than 12 countries and included light and heavy ordnance, such as portable air defense systems, mines, explosive materials, ammunition and small arms. Continue Reading »
Truck carrying a full ton of explosives, the largest single haul discovered by Egyptian Police, was intercepted.
A total of 5 tons of explosives as well as disassembled rockets & automatic weapons were seized in the past 3 months, according to local media reports.
Egyptian authorities have seized a record 1 ton of explosives bound for the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a security official said Sunday.
Weapons seized by the IDF from global jihad insurgents in Sinai during a bust last summer. August 5, 2012. Photo: IDF Spokesman
The official, who requested anonymity, said the explosives were seized when a suspicious-looking lorry was searched at a checkpoint between mainland Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza and Israel. Continue Reading »
Ties found between ex-convict, Christian charity & insurance salesman, who produced the film over a belief that radical Islam threatens the world; cast & crew believed they were participating in film on ancient Egypt, had no idea of its Islamophobic nature.
A schlock softporn director named Alan Roberts has been identified as the director of the film that ridicules Muslims and the prophet Muhammed and has incited violent protests across the Middle East, according to a report by Gawker published Saturday.
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A screenshot of the film ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ which incited protests throughout the Muslim world.
Romney releases statement critical of Obama administration’s response to attack on Libyan consulate that killed 4 American diplomats
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned Tuesday’s attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, but emphasized that the U.S. would continue cooperating with the Libyan government.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meets with State Department personnel in the courtyard of the State Department in Washington, Wed., Sept. 12, 2012. – Photo by AP
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack,” Obama said in a televised statement from the White House Rose Garden. Continue Reading »
Libyan leader Mohammed Magarief apologizes to U.S. in live TV broadcast; Obama Strongly condemned the “outrageous attacks”
By Reuters and DPA
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staffers were killed Tuesday night in a rocket attack that targeted the envoy’s car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador speaks to local media at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya, April 11, 2011.- Photo: AP
A Libyan official told Reuters on Wednesday that “the American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them.” Continue Reading »
An Israeli filmmaker went into hiding after his movie, which places Islam in a negative view, sparked protests against U.S. diplomatic missions.
An Israeli-American filmmaker went into hiding Tuesday after his movie, which provides a negative view of Islam and its founder, the Prophet Mohammed, sparked violent protests yesterday against U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, which resulted in the death of four Americans.
People shout and hold slogans in front of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo – Reuters
Sam Bacile, a 56-year-old California real-estate developer, produced and directed the two-hour controversial film, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” The Wall Street Journal reported. Continue Reading »
The fate of 23 operatives on a secret mission in Libya remains unknown, government says. Historian: it’s a cover up.
Two weeks ago the Defense Ministry submitted a report in the decades-old case of the “23 on the boat” that said the fate of 23 Palmach fighters sent on a mission to Libya remains unknown. However, historian Aryeh Yitzchaki tells Arutz Sheva that the fighters’ fate was known from the beginning – but was covered up by those in power.
The mission, in May 1941, involved sneaking Palmach fighters to Tripoli on the British ship Sea Lion. Once in the Libyan capital, the young soldiers were meant to blow up explosives factories and attack Nazi troops, in an attempt to hurt the Nazi war machine. Continue Reading »