Most weapons used by al-Qaeda terrorists in Algeria hostage attack came from Libya
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Most of the weapons that were used by al Qaeda-linked militants to storm a gas facility in southeastern Algeria came from Libya.
Many terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi.
The militants also used F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, the security source said. According to the Telegraph, the Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels, yellow flak jackets with brown patches, known as 'chocolate chip' camouflage.
The garments are copies of ones worn by Americans in the Gulf war. The terrorists also employed 60mm gun-mortars used by France and Libyan rebels, the report said. Other non-Libyan arms used in the Algerian terror attack included German and Chinese-made Kalashnikovs, classic rocket-propelled grenades and Russian offensive and defensive grenades.
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