The Libyan rebel leadership has outlined alleged Algerian weapons
shipments to the Gadhafi regime over the last month. The rebel Libyan
Transitional National Council, in a memorandum to Arab League
secretary-general Amr Mussa, said the shipments included ammunition, weapons
and the arrival of Algerian and mercenary fighters, Middle East Newsline reported.
"This memorandum, presented to the Arab League secretary-general,
is not a complaint against sister Algeria," council representative Adel
Munim Al Huni said.
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The rebels asserted that at least 15 weapons shipments took place from
Algeria to Tripoli. The three-page memorandum, which contained details of
shipments and flights, said the Algerian Air Force and the state-owned
Algerian Airways transported the weapons to Gadhafi.
"We are anxious to have a good relationship with Algeria," Al Huni said.
The rebels said the Algerian aircraft that arrived in Tripoli did not
provide call signs, a violation of international law. The memorandum said
Algeria chartered planes for the transport of Algerian mercenaries to fight
for Gadhafi. Several of them were said to have been captured by rebel
Algeria has denied helping the Gadhafi regime. But the regime of
Algerian President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika has refused to respond to the rebel