Al-Qaeda buys weapons from Libya including surface-to-air missiles - potential danger area to aircraft and helicopters
Rome, Italy - But also lighter weapons
(WAPA) - AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb), the North African branch of the terrorist organization is increasing its weapons supply from Libya. Gilles de Kerchove, coordinator for combating terrorism within the European Union declared this news. He said that despite the threat of attacks by Al Qaeda has decreased (considering the approach of the 11th September NdR, the date that marks the four suicide attacks in US territory), AQIM is spreading its roots in both Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, extending from the north of Niger, Mauritania and Mali to the north of Nigeria and Senegal.
According to Kerchove, taking advantage of the unrest in Libya, the organization has been able to "Get access to weapons, including lighter machine guns as well as surface-to-air missiles", which potentially present a risk to aircraft and helicopters that fly over the territories.