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Old 04-18-2011, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BeardedHoplite View Post
From the first pic I think it's easy to see who's arming the rebels...
Actually, it isn't so clear. Most of the rebel guns apparently were taken out of old Royal Libyan Army stocks (which were European in origin - FN FALs, FN MAGs, Carcanos) mixed with communist bloc gear captured from Libyan soldiers. Fabrique Nationale did have a contract in 2008-2009 IIRC to refurbish older weapons and supply small quantities of FN 2000s and FN 303s, but that was dwarfed by the $4 billion in weapons Russia was supposed to supply.

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Many of the Gadhaffi forces appear to be armed with AK-103s:

Last edited by Markit; 04-19-2011 at 07:13 PM.
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