The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was reportedly behind the lethal drone strike that killed 26 unarmed cadets at a military academy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, back in January, according to the BBC. 

UAE had denied responsibility for the attack. 

Egypt is also implicated in the strike, having helped the UAE move the drones and missiles from a Libyan airbase onto Egyptian airbases at Siwa and Sidi Barrani.

At the time of the drone strike on January 4, Tripoli was under siege by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA). The LNA said that it was not behind the attack and that it probably was a mortar attack by local forces or as an insider attack within the academy.