5 thousand MANPADS destroyed in Libya

Five thousand MANPADS destroyed in Libya

December 11, on Sunday, according to the assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro South American (Andrew Shapiro), Agence France-Presse reports that in Libya was neutralized more than 5 thousand portable anti-aircraft missile systems (MANPADS), were armed army Libya during the reign of the government of Muammar Gaddafi. Shapiro also highlighted that due to the NATO bombing had destroyed thousands of similar complexes.

Because of fears that gun, located on the ground Libya, may pass into the hands of terrorists, "Al-Qaeda" in the past few months the Libyan and South American spices, united in a group of sappers, engaged in search and neutralization of missiles that could be a possible threat to civilian aviation.

According to AFP, the armed forces of Libyan army before the war, there were plain about 20 thousand portable anti-aircraft missile complexes.

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