Egypt Starts Arming Libyan Rebels - Report

World | March 18, 2011, Friday // 13:15
Bulgaria: Egypt Starts Arming Libyan Rebels - Report Egypt has reportedly started arming Libyan rebels. File photo by EPA/BGNES

Egyptian military forces have reportedly started delivering arms to rebels over the Libyan border with Washington's knowledge.

The shipments, which consist mainly of assault rifles and ammunition, appear to be the first confirmed case of an outside government arming the rebel fighters, the Wall Street Journal points out.

The rebels have suffered severe attacks during the past days, with forces loyal to embattled dictator Muammar Gaddafi advancing westwards. On Thursday, the bombing was launched on the city of Benghazi, held by the opposition.

Late on Thursday, UN Security Council approved a no-fly zone over Libya thus legitimizing a foreign military intervention in the fighter between Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and pro-democracy rebels.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Egyptian, Libya, rebels, Benghazi, no-fly zone, Muammar Gaddafi
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria