Egypt arming Libya rebels, Wall Street Journal reports

By REUTERS
March 18, 2011 11:52




LONDON - Egypt's military has begun shipping arms over the border to Libyan rebels with Washington's knowledge, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Quoting US and Libyan rebel officials, the newspaper said the shipments were mostly of small arms such as assault rifles and ammunition.

It appeared to be the first case of an outside government arming the rebel fighters, the newspaper said.


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