Eastern Libyan force warns against transporting military equipment in civilian planes

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BENGHAZI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The eastern-based Libyan National Army force said on Sunday it had monitored a Boeing 747-412 that had flown from Istanbul to Libya carrying military equipment.

LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari warned other carriers from transporting weapons using civilian planes, adding that "the army will down and strike any plane" that carried weapons.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Alex Richardson)