By Ashraf Abdul Wahab
Tripoli, 24 May, 2013:
Special forces in Benghazi today surrounded and stopped a truck carrying a quantity of heat-seeking missiles.
The vehicle was halted in the Gwarsha area of the city. When searched, it was found to contained shoulder-launched heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles. There has been no detail yet on the number seized nor of any other weaponry that was also in the truck.
There was speculation this evening that the missiles were SAM-7s, known to NATO as the SA-7b Grail, looted from Qaddafi’s arsenals at the end of the Revolution. The former regime ordered thousands of these from their Russian manufacturers.