Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State

News article, posted 03.07.2015, from New York, United States, in:
Libya has sought permission from the United Nations to import 150 tanks, two dozen fighter jets, seven attack helicopters, tens of thousands of assault rifles and grenade launchers and millions of rounds of ammunition from Ukraine, Serbia and Czech Republic. The Libyan government claims that the military equipment is desperately needed to fight back the Islamic state. The UN has said that there is a serious risk of weapons falling into the wrong hands in Libya, and that Libyan authorities needed help in combatting the illicit weapons and oil trading going on in Libya.