Libyan Defence Minister Osama Juili (left) and his French counterpart Gerard Longuet (second from right) posing for a picture with Libyan air force pilots, Colonel Ali al-Rabti (2nd-L) and Colonel Abdullah al-Salheen, in front of a Mirage fighter jet upon Mr Longuet’s arrival at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli yesterday. The two pilots, who had defected to Malta at the start of the Libyan uprising last year, returned to their home country this week with the colours of the new regime freshly painted on their sides.

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