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Poland supplied arms to Libyan rebels?

PR dla Zagranicy
Peter Gentle 22.08.2011 14:26
The head of Poland’s parliamentary defense committee Stanislaw Wziątek has told Polish Radio that a report Poland sent arms to rebel fighters in Libya is ”unlikely”.

Tripoli celebrates arrival of rebels; photo - EPA/STR

The Polish press agency (PAP) reported this morning that unofficial government sources told them Poland supplied guns to the rebels “some months ago” and Polish special forces officers are helping direct insurgent operations.

Stanislaw Wziątek, however, was cautious about the accuracy of the report, adding that Poland should help liberation movements “in a formal way” but not be seen as being too “partisan”.

The head of the parliamentary committee says that he has asked for clarification about the report from the defence and foreign ministries in Warsaw.

Rebel fighters hold significant parts of the capital of Libya, Monday, though the extent of control of state buildings, such as the national TV station, is unclear.

Earlier, Poland’s Foreign Ministry welcomed recent developments and hoped the end of the 42 year old rule by Col. Gaddafi was over. (pg)

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