Arms exports to North Africa from European Union countries have continually risen over the last five years, reaching a total of €2 billion in 2009 in exports.  Many of these arms exports are not specified for military use.  In 2010, the United Kingdom shipped £215 million worth of arms exports licenses to Libya, with only £8 million being specified for military purposes.  The types of arms Libya has received from the UK include ammunition, crowd-control equipment,...

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