The ministry explained in a statement that the aim of the missile delivery was for the purpose of self-protection of the military unit, which said it was sent to carry out operations to fight “terrorism”, according to “Reuters”.
The French government bought the Javelin missiles, which were found in a Libyan base in from the United States and The aim was not to sell them to any party in the Libyan conflict.
The weapons were damaged and unusable and were temporarily stored in a warehouse in preparation for their destruction, the ministry defended their self.
According to the New York Times, Tuesday, US missiles discovered by the Libyan army in Gharian last June and were sold by the United States to France in 2010.
It is noteworthy that the Libyan army forces found, on June 26 last, more sophisticated weapons of America made after the liberation of Gharian.