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Libyan and international officials reportedly told UN investigators the government in Tobruk had been receiving equipment from abroad through its own procurement operations and from countries supporting it. Those countries allegedly include Egypt and the UAE, according to two sources cited in the report.

Turkish arms manufacturers meanwhile appear to have sold and shipped weapons to Libyan actors, according to the report cited by the Wall Street Journal. Turkish officials reportedly told the UN their government was committed to upholding the embargo, however, and that it was investigating the incidents detailed in the report.

Ukrainian companies are also said to be under investigation over alleged embargo violations.

Saad Sharada, a member of the congress based in Tripoli, reportedly confirmed that his political allies have received military personnel carriers, but denied they have procured any weapons.

“Arms and ammunition are continuing to be transferred to various parties in Libya, with the involvement of member states and complex networks of brokering companies that do not appear to be deterred by the arms embargo,” the report stated, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The large-scale research reportedly features over 100 pages of documentation, including copies of arms orders, invoices, end-user certificates and serial numbers and photos of armaments which were once held by national militaries but have ended up in the country. The report said, for instance, that Egyptian military hardware (including attack helicopters) ended up in the arsenal of the Tobruk regime, while the Sudanese government is alleged to have shipped ammunition, among other weaponry, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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