19 January 2018, Friday, 14:19

1,500 Libyan fighters receive treatment in Belarus


Fighters wounded during the Libyan conflict were treated in Minsk.

This information was spread by Libya Herald with a link to Belarusian Ambassador Anatoly Stepus.

According to the newspaper, 300 fighters have recently been sent to Belarus. About 1,500 people are reported to have received treatment in Belarus since the beginning of the conflict between rebels and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The newspaper doesn't say which side of the conflict the wounded fighters belonged to. However, both Libyan and international media reported that official Minsk provided all sorts of support to the regime of Gaddafi. Moreover, the Belarusian regime was accused of arms supplies. Belarusian citizens were reported to have fought on the side of the Libyan dictator.

A plane with Libyan insignia was noticed at Minsk national airport in November 2011. There's no information on what or whom the aircraft carried.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said earlier that cargo planes flew from Belarus to Libya. The SIPRI director supposed the aircraft carried weapons for the Libyan dictator.

In 2011, the Libyan rebel battalion  Kakaa detained citizens of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. The group was charged with repairing the military equipment used by Muammar Gaddafi's regime to “destroy the people of Libya”.

On June 4, 2012, the Military Court of Tripoli sentenced three Belarusian citizens to 10 years in prison for helping the regime of Gaddafi.