France on Wednesday admitted that it is the owner of American-made anti-tank missiles found at a rebel military base in Libya, raising awkward questions about European involvement in the civil war. France’s Army Ministry said the four Javelin missiles discovered at a base used by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army were intended for “self-protection of a French military unit deployed to carry out intelligence and counter-terrorism operations.” “Damaged and unusable, the armaments were being temporarily stocked at a depot ahead of their destruction,” it said in a statement on Wednesday. It said the weapons, found in the mountains south of Tripoli by forces loyal to the UN-backed government, were never intended for sale or transfer to any party to Libya’s conflict. The statement did not explain how many French soldiers are in the country or why they were operating in close proximity to Gheryan, the LNA’s main headquarters for its controversial assault on Tripoli. The discovery of javelin missiles at Gheryan was first reported by the New York Times. Chinese-made shells with United Arab Emirates markings were also discovered. The missiles were discovered on a rebel base in Gharyan when UN-recognised government forces recaptured the city Credit: Anadolu Agency At
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