‘UAE behind airstrikes in Libya; a naked violation of Libyan sovereignty’ August 25, 2014 Reparation News
The U.S. officials confirmed that the United Arab Emirates’ jets secretly launched two attacks in seven days on the Islamists in Tripoli using bases in Egypt. The strikes failed to stop militias from Misrata and other cities, which operate under the banner Libya Dawn and include some Islamist groups, seizing the airport from Zintan, a UAE backed militia group, that had controlled it since 2011.
The Egyptian and U.A.E. role in the strikes was first reported by the New York Times. “The United Arab Emirates has secretly carried out air strikes against militias in Libya using bases in Egypt. But the United States did not take part or provide any assistance in the bombing raids, two US officials said on Monday”. “The UAE carried out those strikes,” one of the officials told AFP news agency on condition of anonymity, confirming a report in the New York Times.
The first air strikes took place a week ago, focusing on targets in Tripoli held by the Brotherhood-affiliated militias that signs pointed to the UAE said by American officials. But some officials found it hard to believe that the U.A.E. would risk a regional backlash.
A second round was conducted south of the city early on Saturday targeting rocket launchers, military vehicles and a warehouse, according to the newspaper.
Those strikes may have represented a bid to prevent the imminent capture of the Tripoli airport, but proved counterproductive, the militia forces later prevailed and seized control of it.
The UAE provided warplanes, aerial refuelling planes and aviation crews to bomb Libya, while Cairo offered access to its air bases, the paper said.
The Egyptian authorities have denied involvement, and there has been no direct comment from the UAE. Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, was sceptical about Egypt and UAE involvement. “I don’t believe it,” he told the Reuters news agency in New York.
When asked about the air strikes, a Libyan cabinet minister expressed surprise at the reports of their provenance, and said that Libya did not want direct military intervention, reported the Guardian News.
A joint statement signed by the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States said that “outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya’s democratic transition”.
Photograph: Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.
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Research & Reference Links:
- 1) The Wanton Deployment of Secret Mercenary Armies
- 2) Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force
- 3) International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries
- 4) UN Expert Reports ‘Alarming Resurgence’ in Use of Mercenaries to Violate Human Rights, Often in New, Novel Ways, in Statement to Third Committee
- 5) ‘No mercenary group is working in the UAE’ – Reply by the ‘Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations New York’ under Ref: 2012/991
- 6) “Copy of Mercenary Contract between the GHQ Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Blackwater, now called Xe Services [Reflex Responses Management Consultancy or R2 of Abu Dhabi, UAE] for June 2010 to May 2015. Size 6.05MB PDF”
- 7) Taulbee J., (1985) ‘Myths, Mercenaries and Contemporary International Law’, California Western International Law Journal Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 339-363.
- 8) Top 18 Secret Mercenary Armies of the CIA
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- 4) Human Rights Watch World Report 2014: United Arab Emirates
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