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Weapons for sale on Facebook in Libya

A new study suggests there is a growing market in the illegal trade of guns and weapons in Libya via social media sites, in particular Facebook.

The report covered 18 months and found sales of a wide range of items - from handguns to rocket-propelled grenades.

Most were offered for sale on "closed" or "secret" Facebook groups.

The illicit sale of guns is a violation of Facebook's terms of service, and a spokesperson said they encourage people to report any such postings.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

  • 08 Apr 2016
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