Thursday, October 25, 2012

Libyan Weapons Make Their Way to Gaza

Earlier today I had posted about the disappearance of between 10,000 and 20,000 shoulder-fired surface to air missiles in the chaos following our "kinetic military action" involving Libya. I came across this story which indicates that other Libyan weapons are finding their way into the hands of terrorists. From the Firearms Blog:
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades in Gaza has acquired a number of FN FN2000 rifles complete with grenade launchers. Given the relatively few potential sources of these rifles, the most obvious explination is that former Libyan rebels are exporting the weapons they captured during the civil war.

The Atlantic had a photo-essay in 2011 on Libyan DIY weapons, but included (at photo #25) is a photo of an FN2000 with grenade launcher, just like the one in the photo above.

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