The French firms servicing UAE’s Mirage jets used in support of Libyan warlord


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is actively involved in Libya’s civil war in support of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to topple the UN-recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli. That military support involves the deployment of the UAE’s French-built Mirage fighter planes, which are suspected of firing missiles at civilian sites, representing potential war crimes. Those same aircraft are given technical maintenance and upgrades by French defence firms acting with government approval, raising serious questions about France’s compliance with international law.

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French-built Mirage fighter aircraft from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force and which are serviced by French companies are suspected of taking part in bombing civilian sites in Libya, where the Gulf state is actively engaged in military support for warlord Khalifa Haftar in his campaign to overthrow the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli.