Thousands of surface to air missiles stolen in Libya

The Russian version of the Stinger Missile is a formidable weapon - especially if you want to use it to shoot down civilian air planes. CNN: Grinch SA-24s are designed to target front-line aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and drones. They can shoot down a plane flying as high as 11,000 feet and can travel 19,000 feet straight out. A couple of thousand of these beauties are now in the hands of Libyan rebels of unknown loyalties, and just about anyone else who walked into Gaddafi's unguarded special forces armories and helped themselves: Fighters aligned with the National Transitional Council and others swiped armaments from the storage facility, witnesses told Human Rights Watch. The warehouse is located near a base of the Khamis Brigade, a special forces unit in Gadhafi's military, in the southeastern part of the capital. The warehouse contains mortars and artillery rounds, but there are empty crates for those items as well. There are also empty boxes for another...(Read Full Post)

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