Gaddafi's military capabilities

Airworthiness of fighter jets questioned and years of sanctions may have rendered much equipments useless.

    As fighting in Libya intensifies, attention is turning to the stockpile of weapons Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, may have built up over four decades of rule.

    Fears over what Gaddafi could have at his disposal, however, may well not match up with reality, given that the airworthiness of his fighter jets is being questioned, and that years of sanctions and neglect may have rendered much of the army's equipment useless.

    Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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