The Gangs All Here – France admits arming Libyan rebels

Nato has consistently said it would not arm rebel commanders, saying it was beyond its remit. But military chiefs in Paris confirmed that French planes had dropped consignments of machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and anti-tank missiles to rebels in the western Nafusa mountains. A report in Le Figaro newspaper said the French parachuted “large amounts” of munitions to help the rebel push on Tripoli earlier this month.

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