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2019-06-03 Africa North
UAE-made surveillance drone shot down by Libyan army in southern Tripoli
[Libya Observer] Libyan army forces under the Presidential Council's (PC) command said Sunday dawn it had shot down a UAE-made surveillance drone on al-Swani frontline in southern Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
The bumped off drone was seen in photos circulated on social media with "Made in UAE" inscribed on its wings.

The UAE is accused of backing up Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
in his war on Tripoli with the PC being blamed for not calling it out.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
A source at the "Volcano of Rage" Operation said they had combed through the areas they seized on Saturday and that the fierce festivities had come to relative calm, with only intermittent fighting in Ain Zara and Wadi Rabea.

The PC-commanded operation said earlier that its forces had started the offensive phase - the last stage of the battle, to end the presence of Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli.

Major General Ahmed Abu Shahma - commander of field operations room - said coordination among all fighting frontlines began Saturday and the forces had advanced remarkably on different axes.

"Over the last hours, the fighting was very intense but now clam has prevailed with preparations for the next operation underway." Abu Shahma added, saying supplies are coming regularly to frontlines and that the forces are preparing a fiercer attack on Haftar's forces.

Posted by Fred 2019-06-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [160 views ]  Top
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