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Security Council decides what weapons to Libya

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Large quantities of Libyan arms appeared on the scene recently and raised international concern (French - Archive)

Security Council is discussing today's international presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, a report containing a warning about the possibility of armed groups on the weapons had been smuggled through the events of the Libyan revolution.
The report warns that cause "the Libyan war, the arrival of militant groups in the Sahel region of Africa, such as Boko Haram and Al Qaeda to the massive amounts of weapons."
The report on the impact of the situation in Libya, the countries of the Sahel region, including Nigeria, Niger and Chad to the authorities of some countries believe that the group "Boko Haram killed more than 500 people last year and more than 250 this year in Nigeria and it ties growing with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
According to the report, "The Governments of the States visited that despite efforts to control its borders have been smuggling large quantities of arms and ammunition from stockpiles to the Libyan coast." He said that these weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns and automatic rifles, ammunition and hand grenades, explosives and guns light anti-aircraft mounted on vehicles.
He also noted that more sophisticated weapons such as surface to air missiles and missile defense systems that can be fired from the shoulder may have found also to groups in the region.
Has informed the United Nations Special Envoy to Libya, Ian Martin, UN Security Council that Libya lost stocks of missiles and surface to air missile defense systems that can be fired from the shoulder remained mostly within the country.
He also said that some countries believe that the weapons smuggled into the Sahel region at the hands of ex-combatants in Libya, referring to the regular soldiers in the army and mercenaries fought alongside the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
The report also warned that "some of the weapons might Put gifts away in the desert and can be sold to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or Boko Haram or other criminal organizations."
He explained that Nigeria is not the only country that is worried about the activities of Boko Haram where the Niger officials told the team that Boko Haram related to what appears to al-Qaeda "and already active in the dissemination of its doctrine and propaganda has succeeded in some cases the closure of public schools."
The report also says that some authorities believe that members of Boko Haram from Nigeria and Chad had received training in al Qaeda camps in the Islamic Maghreb in Mali in the summer of 2011.
For his part, said Lynn Pascoe - Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs - Security Council that the new Libyan government insists that many of the problems related to weapons and the coast arose when Gaddafi was still in power.
"Some of the problems directly linked to the fall of the Qaddafi regime in Libya, but the commentators in this country argue that most of the problems has existed since long time."
According to Reuters, has echoed the ambassadors of Britain, France and the United States the view that the problems found by the worsening situation in Libya a long time, and considered Russia to the UN report highlighted the problems brought about by the intervention of NATO in Libya.
And Deputy Russian envoy Alexander Pankin that the United Nations report said that the real consequences of the crisis that began Libya's real scope to show a grave danger to the security and stability in the region.
Source: Reuters

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