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German company sold military trucks to Qadhafi regime:TV

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, May 9, IRNA -- German automaker giant Daimler has delivered military trucks to the Libyan regime until recently, German television said in an investigative report scheduled to air Monday evening.

Between 2009 and 2010, the Stuttgart-based auto company sold 25 semitrailers to Libyan dictator Moammar Qadhafi, worth 7.5 million euros.

Recent video images from war-stricken Libya show that the semitrailers are being used to transport tanks which are being deployed against Libyan rebels.

Germany has in the past played a major role in arming the Qadhafi regime, according to a report published by the daily Saarbruecker Zeitung in March.

German arms exports to Libya totaled 83.5 million between 2005 and 2009 and included weapons like helicopters, radar systems, electronic communication equipment and all-terrain vehicles, according to the Berlin government.

In 2009, German arms sales to the north African country reached 53.2 million euros.

Critics of German weapon deliveries to Libya have pointed out that some of the arms were used by the Qadhafi regime to suppress the ongoing uprising in the Arab country.

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