MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti) - Libya accused Sudan of arming terrorists and expelled the country’s military attaché on Saturday, Reuters reported citing a government statement.
The Libyan government said that a Sudanese military transport plane with munitions on board was on its way to the Tripoli airport, controlled by armed groups, after making a refueling stop in the Kufra oasis in Libya near the border with Sudan.
“This work from the Sudanese state violates [the sovereignty] of the State of Libya and interferes with its affairs… We strongly condemn the fact that the Sudanese military plane entered Libya’s airspace without an official permission. The plane was carrying supplies which have not been permitted by the Libyan authorities,” the statement said.
Libya is currently facing its worst wave of violence since the 2011 overthrow of the country’s long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi and the subsequent civil war. Clashes between government forces and Islamist-allied militias, armed with weapons, seized from Gaddafi government ammunition depots, have continued in the country for months. Many countries are evacuating their citizens and diplomatic staff from the country.