Tripoli, 26 August:
A number of people have been arrested in Tripoli following an attempt to sell four SAM-7 missiles as well . . .[restrict]as five mortars. The group, who were trying to sell the arms to a Libyan national were arrested by the Aswad Trabulis (Tripoli Lions) battalion of the national army.
The rockets had not been reported as missing but were reportedly stolen from Tripoli’s Hamza military base.
Those arrested, including the would-be purchaser, have been handed over to the office of the army chief of staff in order to investigate the case. [/restrict]