France denies supplying weapons to Libya’s Gen Haftar

French missiles found in a base used by militants loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar were not intended for Libyans, the French military has said.

Four US-made Javellin missiles were discovered in the Libyan base last month.

The French military have now said that they had obtained the missiles from the US and had taken them to Libya for their own counter-terrorism unit.

The missiles became damaged and they were stored temporarily in a depot, they say.

The next stage is unclear, but the French military deny giving them to local forces.

But last month, forces working for the UN-recognised government in Libya found the missiles in the base linked to Gen Haftar, who they are fighting.

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