Arms for Libyan rebels went to jihadis

Arms for Libyan rebels went to jihadis

There are 1 comment on the story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Arms for Libyan rebels went to jihadis. In it, reports that:

The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats ...

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#1 Dec 6, 2012
from jihadwatch:

"Concerns in Washington soon rose about the groups Qatar was supporting ...'There was a lot of concern that the Qatar weapons were going to Islamist groups,' one official recalled.

"The Qataris provided weapons, money and training to various rebel groups in Libya. One militia that received aid was controlled by Adel Hakim Belhaj, then leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who was held by the C.I.A. in 2004 and is now considered a moderate politician (!) in Libya ...

"'Nobody knew exactly who they were,' said the former defense official. The Qataris, the official added, are 'supposedly good allies, but the Islamists they support are not in our interest.'"

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