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2019-10-05 Africa North
Libyan National Army strikes destroy Turkish drones in Mitiga, Misrata airports
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Libyan National Army has destroyed several Ottoman Turkish drones stored in Mitiga and Misrata airports during an air raid operation, the spokesperson of the forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander 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, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. 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...

"Our intelligence sources identified these sites, which were used in the preparation and storage of Ottoman Turkish drones. These sites were airport hangars used to equip and store the drones and missiles, one at Mitiga airport and two at Misrata airport were used for the same purpose," Ahmed al-Mismari, the LNA spokesperson said in a statement released early on Wednesday.

"This threat was dealt with by the LNA Air Force aircraft, which took off from several bases to attack their targets," he added.

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April to capture 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...
, home to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), which relies on the support of Ottoman Turkish-trained militias who are suspected of facilitating the movement of foreign forces of Evil from Syria and Iraq into Libya.
Posted by Fred 2019-10-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [286 views ]  Top
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