Missiles on Serbian passenger flight were for training, says Lebanon

Published: Monday 14th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Two missiles found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia were used for training and did not contain any explosives, the Lebanese army has said.

Monday’s announcement came after Serbia’s authorities began investigating reports that a cargo package bound for the United States containing two missiles with explosive warheads was found on the flight.

The missiles were being sent to the American company that produced them, the army said. The return was in accordance “with administrative and legal measures after the training ended”, it said.

Serbia’s N1 television said the package with two guided armour-piercing missiles was discovered on Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight landed at Belgrade airport.

Serbian media said documents listed the final destination for the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles as Portland, Oregon.

Published: Monday 14th March 2016 by The News Editor

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