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UN to probe plane thought to be carrying arms for Libya's Haftar

Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, 17 January 2020 [Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr]
Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, 17 January 2020 [Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr]

United Nations experts will travel to Cyprus to inspect a plane which is believed to have been used to violate the arms embargo on Libya, Greek Cypriot daily newspaper Philenews reports.

UN officials are expected to arrive in November to inspect the plane which is sealed in a warehouse at Paphos Airport. It is thought the plane is carrying weapons intended for east Libya leader renegade General Khalifa Haftar and his militias.

For the past month, the plane has had a 24-hour guard in Cyprus, however it had remained unattended since it landed in Cyprus in 2019. It is unknown if its contents were compromised during that time.

The UN has placed an arm embargo on Libya, prohibiting the direct or indirect supply of all weaponry to the country.

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