Libya accuse Sudan of arming 'terrorist group'
Sunday, September 7, 2014
asked the military attache to leave following accusations yesterday that Sudan was arming an "terrorist group" in control of Libya's capital, .
Libya's government, currently located in the eastern city of, say a Sudanese transport plane entered Libyan airspace on Thursday bound for Tripoli's , before making a refueling stop at the southern town of . During an inspection at Kufra, ammunition was found which Libya accused Sudan of intending to supply to the rebels.
Sudan have denied the accusation, claiming the ammunition was intended for a joint border force of the two countries targeting smuggling and. Libya have said they had not given permission for the plane to enter the country's airspace.
An international arms embargo, first imposed during the, is still in effect. A statement from the Libyan government made reference to this, saying the incident "represents a clear violation of international resolutions".
and are both reinforcing their borders with Libya, following an arms-smuggling incident. The has previously accused and the of launching aerial attacks on Tripoli.
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- Libya expels Sudanese diplomat after Islamist arming accusation" — , September 7, 2014. "
- Chris Stephen. "Libya accuses Khartoum of flying weapons to Islamist rebels in Tripoli" — , September 7, 2014