NOC strongly denies involvement in Chinese combat drones shipment seized in Italy

Jul 2, 2024 | International actors

On 2 July, NOC denied reports in the British Sunday Times that the NOC was involved in the attempt to smuggle combat drones from China to Benghazi. It expressed its surprise at the attempts to disrupt its work and reputation as well as the inclusion of its name in such media materials. The NOC reaffirmed that it reserved the right to respond and take the necessary legal measures inside and outside Libya against local and international media outlets that published such news from unknown sources. It stressed that all of the NOC’s activities with foreign partners are audited by oversight authorities such as the Audit Bureau and the Administrative Control Authority.