RAF aims to stop menace of terrorist missile strikes on airliners

British military personnel are training foreign governments on how to prevent terrorists shooting down airliners with shoulder-launched missiles looted from Col Muammar Gaddafi’s stockpiles.

Thousands of hand-held, ground-to-air missile launchers were seized by militiamen as they captured regime bases during the Libyan revolution in 2011.

The missiles have since turned up in warzones and failed states across Africa and the Middle East and have been described as an unprecedented menace to air traffic.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Those Telegraph links are murder.
    Unles you are subscribed and likely paying a fee, you only get a few a month.
    Is there another source?

    • Ho Hum

      If you are using Google Chrome you can get around the paywall by simply opening the link in “incognito mode”. Another way around this is to clear your browser history. This resets the counter. Works with all sites with paywalls.

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  • Ho Hum

    And how did these anti-aircraft Stinger missiles get into the hands of ISIS and the Taliban ? The answer is BENGHAZI!

    Hillary Clinton’s State department supplied Al Qaeda in Libya with these state-of-the-art missiles which ended up in the hands of ISIS and the Taliban (where they were used to shoot down a US Army Helicopter killing some of the Navy Seals that took part in the Bin Laden raid). The State department arranged for the transfer of many weapons from Libya to “moderate” rebel forces Syria to be used against Assad. There is even evidence that the State Department transferred some of Qaddafi’s chemical weapon arsenal to “moderate” rebel forces in Syria who used them in a false flag attack.

  • mauser 98

    Barry & Hill inside job in Benghazi
    Ambassador Stevens and a few marines tried to stop theft of missiles
    Hill stopped any help from nearby US forces
    Barry was doing lines and rolling in the hay with Reggie , could not be reached
    one US General was fired for trying to help

    Nightmare In Libya: 20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing

  • Hard Little Machine

    Day late and a dollar short. Oh well, at least they can eventually blame it on the Jews.