Algerian security forces discover Libyan militants’ anti-tank missiles

Published May 11th, 2016 - 04:00 GMT
A representational image of a solider carrying a missile launcher. (AFP/File)
A representational image of a solider carrying a missile launcher. (AFP/File)

According to El Khabar, Algerian security forces discovered that Libyan militants have created anti-tank missiles with materials left over from the 2011 Libyan war. 

Algerian forces confiscated six missiles on March 10, 2016, during a mission to capture the leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa, Kamal Arabiya. Expert analysis determined that the missiles were American stinger missiles for targeting aircraft, but they had been modified to hit land targets.

An Algerian security source told El Khabar that Libyan militants are attempting to manufacture their own anti-tank weaponry in addition to modifying old weapons left from the 2011 war.

A preliminary report on the confiscated missiles determined that they were in poor condition and not as dangerous as fully-functioning American stinger missiles.


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