Al Qaeda snatched missiles in Libya

“The Islamists of Al Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere,” a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad, Deby said in the interview.

“This is very serious. AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region,” he said.

Elsewhere in the interview, Chad’s president backed the assertion by his neighbour and erstwhile enemy Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi that the protests in Libya have been driven in part by Al Qaeda.

“It could have heavy consequences for the stability of the region and the spread of terrorism in Europe, the Mediterranean and the rest of Africa,” he cautioned.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/148851/al-qaeda-snatched-missiles-libya.html

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