It’s a question that’s being asked by Libya’s internationally-recognised government in Tripoli and in Washington as well.
The Libyan army, supporting the UN-recognised government, says boxes of the weapons, stamped with UAE logos, were found in Gharyan.
Troops recaptured the city on Wednesday, three months after strongman Khalifa Haftar took control there, using it as a springboard for his campaign to seize the capital.
Haftar has the support of regional powers, including Saudi Arabia and the Emiratis.
The weapons find raises questions about whether the UAE is violating internationally recognised US arms sales agreements as well as the UN arms embargo on Libya.
Inside Story discusses how regional players are propping up their proxies in the ongoing war in Libya
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Salah Al Bakkoush – senior adviser to the Negotiating Team of the High Council of States
Andrew Smith – spokesman, Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Lawrence Korb – former US assistant secretary of defense
Source: Al Jazeera News