The Tampa Bay Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on surface-to-air missiles in Libya and who controls them:

It’s also worth noting that there have been no documented instances of a shootdown using Libyan MANPADS since the 2011 conflict, said Karim Mezran, senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

“The Islamist groups have been bombed from the air daily in the last six months,” Mezran said. “If they have thousands (of MANPADS) why haven’t they used them so far?”

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