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#201 Colin

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1141 AM

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 0410 AM

Libya’s Haftar orders forces to attack Turkish ships, bans flights to Turkey

 

AFP, Benghazi 
Saturday, 29 June 2019

Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests in the country, his spokesman said on Friday, accusing Turkey of being actively involved in battles.

 

“Orders have been given to the air force to target Turkish ships and boats in Libyan territorial waters,” said General Ahmad al-Mesmari, adding that “Turkey provided air cover using drones during the militia invasion of Gharyan city.”

 

The spokesman accused Turkey of helping Haftar’s rivals- the Government of National Accord (GNA)- seize the town of Gharyan, around 100 kilometers (around 60 miles) southwest of Tripoli.

 

Turkish strategic sites, companies and projects belonging to the Turkish state (in Libya) are considered legitimate targets by the armed forces.”

 

Haftar’s Libyan National Army, which holds eastern Libya and much of the country’s south, launched an offensive to take the capital in early April.

 

Libya has been mired in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, with a multitude of militias vying for control of the oil-rich country.

 

Haftar, a retired general who had taken part in the revolt against Qaddafi, unleashed an offensive in May 2014 to purge Libya of Islamists he branded “terrorists.”

 

Mesmari added “all Turkish nationals on Libyan territory will be arrested” and “all flights to and from Turkey will be banned.”

 

He did not explain how the flight ban could apply to areas not under Haftar’s control.

 

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#203 JasonJ

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 0056 AM

UAE supplied Chinese drone downed in Libya.

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#204 Adam Peter

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 1308 PM

Interesting that it came down in one piece. I like it's other name more: Chengdu Pterodactyl I :D


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#205 Josh

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 1212 PM

It looks like it took some kind of light cannon fire that disabled it with minimal damage (23mm?). The fire seems to be something that happened after the crash opened up the fuel tanks.


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#206 Roman Alymov

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 1538 PM

Meanwhile 3rd Ukrainian Il-76 delivering weapons to Lybia destroyed few minutes after landing...


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#207 Daan

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 0622 AM

I wonder whether such incidents are covered by the plane’s insurance. Utterly bizarre that GNA supporters sent another plane when Haftar had already shown he is willing to destroy foreign aircraft delivering supplies to his opponents.
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 0641 AM

There was a lot of cargo planes destroyed on tarmac in Libya over the last few weeks, including the sole remaining Libyan Antonov An-124.
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