Thu. Mar 4th, 2021

The BBC has uncovered new evidence that a drone operated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) killed 26 unarmed cadets at a military academy in Libya’s capital Tripoli in January 2020.

At the time of the strike on 4 January, Tripoli was under siege by the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

It has denied responsibility for the attack and suggested the cadets had been killed by local shelling.

But evidence indicates the cadets were hit by a Chinese Blue Arrow 7 missile.

This was fired by a drone called the Wing Loong II and the investigation by BBC Africa Eye and BBC Arabic Documentaries also found evidence that, at the time of the strike, Wing Loong II drones were only operating from one Libyan air base – al-Khadim – and that the UAE supplied and operated the drones that were stationed there.

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5 thoughts on “UAE implicated in lethal drone strike in Libya – @BBC News Africa”
  1. IMPORTANT MESSAGE… is 29/8/2020 + 1 1/2 hours….

    . It says it all when the bbc cover a 1000 women protest in belarus.

    YET…..Does not cover a 35,000 people protest in trafalgar square highlightng british government failure and abject criminality in regards to the pandemic! Utter disgrace!

  2. beware of a growing illegal surveillance and harassment growing in the uk …lies told by the government about on why NhS workers are not getting a pay rise ..on why economy is sinking day by day ..its all engineered to happen ..they tell you its the new way of life ..who are these ppl to change the way u live …wake up to this bullshite ..

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