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B. 2016-05-16 Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight Libya
C. 2014-10-19 Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Kobane, Aleppo
2014-03-05 Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza Red Sea, East Africa
E. 2014-02-14 Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab' Somalia
5. 2014-01-25 Many dead in DR Congo blast caused by lightning Mbuji-Mayi, Congo
6. 2013-11-28 Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 30 Brak al-Shati, Libya
H. 2012-10-08 'Saudi weapons' found in Syria Aleppo
I. 2012-09-29 Libyans hand over hundreds of weapons to army Benghazi, Eastern Libya
9. 2012-03-04 'Bad wiring' caused Congo blasts Brazzaville, Congo

  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Map of Kobane Syria
  Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight


year 2016 Top ^

May.16   Libya
  The US and other world powers have said they are ready to arm UN-backed unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group


year 2014 Top ^

Oct.19   Aleppo
  US military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in the key Syrian town

Mar.5   East Africa
  The Israel Defense Forces said it intercepted an Iranian shipment of 'advanced' weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza
Feb.14   Somalia Somalia arms 'diverted to al-Shabab'  A UN report has warned that 'systematic abuses' by the government have allowed weapons to be diverted to warlords and al Shabab militants Jan.25   Congo Many dead in DR Congo blast caused by lightning Map of Mbuji-Mayi Congo  An explosion at an arms depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 20 people, UN officials say

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.28   Libya Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 30   At least 30 people have been killed in an explosion at a weapons depot in southern Libya. African immigrants were trying to steal copper

year 2012 Top ^

Oct.8   Aleppo   'Saudi weapons' found in Syria
Map of Aleppo Syria  Three crates from an arms manufacturer - addressed to Saudi Arabia - have been seen in a base being used by rebel fighters in the city of Aleppo Sep.29   Eastern Libya   Libyans hand over hundreds of weapons to army   Hundreds of Libyans have handed in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organised by the army to target militia gr... Mar.4   Congo   'Bad wiring' caused Congo blasts   Huge explosions at an arms depot that killed at least 146 people in Congo's capital Brazzaville were caused by a short-circuit that led to a...   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60 Map of Brazzaville Congo
  A series of explosions at an ammunition depot killed 123 people and wounded hundreds more in in Brazzaville, the capital of Africa's Republic of Congo


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.19   Libya   No evidence loose weapons left Libya  There is 'no firm evidence' that any weapons have traveled outside Libyan borders, a senior State Department official said Sep.14   Libya   Libya seeks arms against Gaddafi
  The head of National Transitional Council has appealed for weapons as NTC forces fight to capture parts of the country still loyal to Gaddafi Jun.12   Libya Libya rebels 'armed via Tunisia'  Libyan rebels are smuggling weapons through Tunisia to fight Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces in western Libya Apr.12   Ivory Coast 'Gbagbo weapons cache' uncovered   French troops have discovered several large arms caches in Ivory Coast that they said would have been used by former Ivorian leader Mar.25   Libya   Libyan leader 'arming volunteers'
  Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is said to be arming volunteers to fight the uprising against his rule Feb.17   Tanzania Explosions at military base kill 20   The blasts occurred at an ammunition bunker at the Gongola Mboto army base in Tanzania's commercial capital

year 2010 Top ^

Mar.2   Ethiopia Famine aid 'spent on weapons'  Millions of dollars, earmarked for victims of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85, went to buy weapons

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.17   Guinea   Guinea embargo over 'atrocities'  West African states have imposed an arms embargo on Guinea over the mass shooting of opposition supporters

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.18   Somalia   Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom  Senior U.S. officials: Pirates holding a ship full of tanks and ammunition off the coast of Somalia are likely to be paid millions of dollars... Nov.30   Kenya   Arms ships owners strike deal with pirates  Pirates have reached a deal with the owners of MV Faina, a Ukrainian ship loaded with arms that was seized more than two months ago Sep.25   Somalia   Pirates seize ship carrying tanks
  Ukraine: The ministry says Ukrainian-operated Faina was sailing with 21 people on board under the Belize flag, operated by Ukrainian company


year 2007 Top ^

Mar.23   Mozambique Arms depot blast kills 93
  A depot containing old weapons exploded in a fiery cascade of ignited rockets and ammunition

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.15   Ivory Coast UN arms embargo for Ivory Coast
  The Security Council has voted unanimously to impose an immediate arms embargo. The ban will last 13 months


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