Information

Serial Code Fragments:

04-16-007 are charged with gas of gas

Confirmed Company:

Norinco


Victims:

8†
27+


Date:

18.11.2019


Type of weapon

Blue Arrow 7


Map:

C11-12


About

An apparently unlawful drone attack by the United Arab Emirates that hit the Al-Sunbulah biscuit factory in Wadi al-Rabie, Libya, south of Tripoli, on November 18, 2019, killed 8 civilians and wounded 27, Human Rights Watch said today, after investigating the incident. The UAE appeared to take little or no action to minimize harm to civilians in its attack and should conduct a transparent investigation of this incident, make the results public, and compensate victims or their families. Since the current armed conflict in Tripoli erupted in April 2019, the UAE has been conducting air and drone strikes to support the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF), previously known as the Libyan National Army, one of two major Libyan parties to the conflict, some of which have resulted in civilian casualties. All casualties in the November incident were civilian factory workers, including 7 Libyans and 28 foreign nationals, all of them men. “The UAE attacked a factory that makes food products, with no indication there were any military targets,” said Eric Goldstein, acting Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The failure to verify that the workers there were civilians and that there was no legitimate military target would show recklessness and bad intelligence.

Burned-out lorry and car after five missiles struck Al-Sunbulah biscuit factory on November 18, 2019.

Another incident which reveals again a gas bottle from a Blue Arrow 7

The remnant on the right is a different incident in which a gas bottle of the missile was found again.

At the strike site, Human Rights Watch found remnants of at least four Blue Arrow-7 (BA-7) laser-guided missiles that were launched by a Wing Loong-II drone. In Libya only the UAE uses this type of drone and missile. The image here shows a complet Blue Arrow 7 missile at a defence fair.

The image seen here shows the former version of the Wing Long I and right next to it the Wing Loong II at a defence fair. The Wing Long drones are manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group which is a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China. This corporation is a state-owned enterprise of China.

The Blue Arrow 7 as seen on the previous photo at a defence fair are manufactured by the chinese state-owned enterprise Norinco.

State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) is the parent comission of Norinco.

The chinese Wing Long II UAV which fired the Blue Arrow 7 missile presented at the MAKS 2019 in Zhukovsky, outside of Moscow, Russia.