The panel of experts appointed to monitor the UN arms embargo imposed on Libya has claimed that Egypt is backing the Libyan Air Force, which is flying in support of the country’s Tobruk-based government against forces aligned with a rival government in Tripoli.

The report noted a “significant increase in the capacity of the air force in the past few months, both in terms of geographical spread of aerial operations and the number and type of aircraft used. While some of the aircraft have been refurbished in Libya, it appears that some aircraft and spare parts have been obtained from abroad.” […]