SYRIAN OPPOSITION GETS SHOULDER-FIRED MISSILES / Gadhafi´s lost supplies also turning up in hands of terrorists (WND-WORLD NET DAILY) From Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin WASHINGTON 05/20/12)
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WASHINGTON – There remains frustration in trying to track down up to
20,000 missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the
bunkers during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar
Gadhafi, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Now that they have disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens
of millions of dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been
Concern is that many of them were acquired by al-Qaida elements in
Libya and surrounding countries. Increasingly, intelligence sources
also are seeing these weapons wind up in the hands of African
jihadists such as the al-Qaida affiliated Boko Haram in Nigeria or
the Tuareg tribesmen in Niger and Chad.
Those could be used against commercial airlines. Because civilian
airlines would be a likely target, there also is concern that Al-
Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb may have acquired many of them and could
potentially be smuggling them into Europe. That could be a potential
threat to civilian airlines flying there.
That results in the possibility of catastrophic costs should those
who have the missiles unleash them on civilian aircraft at any point.
Now, informed sources tell G2Bulletin that al-Qaida elements said to
be infiltrating into Syria from Lebanon to join the opposition at the
urging of central al-Qaida leader Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri
also may have acquired many of the missing shoulder-fired anti-
Al-Qaida elements also appear to be infiltrating from the Western-
most provinces of Iraq – which are predominantly Sunni – and going
directly into Syria from there, possibly with some of these shoulder-
fired anti-aircraft missiles.
In addition, the Palestinian camp, Ein el-Hilweh near Saida, or
Sidon, south of Beirut, also is known to have a concentration of al-
Qaida elements, something which even the Iranian-backed Shi’ite
Hezbollah also is concerned about. (© 2012 WorldNetDaily.com, Inc.
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