Haftar’s forces have downed a total of 6 Turkish made UAVs last night (photos)
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The air defense of Haftar Armed Forces have downed a total of 6 Turkish made UAVs last night in Tripoli, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several Libyan sorces.
According to the official Tiwtter account of Libyan National Army this is “a historic slap by the LNA” the tweet said.
“The central Command declares that the Libyan army’s air defense systems have downed a total of 6 Turkish made UAVs tonight over the Tripoli region.” also was noted in thw LNA’s tweet.
So far, there is no official confirmation from the Turkish official authorities of the truth of the information.
Some military sources said that the downed Turkish drones are Bayraktar TB2.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls the bombardment of Libya’s capital Tripoli intensified last night [Friday, February 28] according local sources and Al Jazeera.
Tripoli’s residents said the shelling was among the hardest since the two rival governments said they had agreed to a ceasefire in January, as blasts of artillery echoed in the city centre and black smoke billowed near Mitiga airport that is held by the government.
The town council of Abu Salim, a Tripoli neighbourhood, posted pictures of damaged houses on Facebook, saying a woman and child had been taken to hospital.
Flights were also suspended once again on Friday at the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital following the rocket attacks.
Six days ago the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that several Turkish servicemen had been killed in Libya, while also claiming that there were large losses in the ranks of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
“Several of our heroes were martyred in Libya, but losses in Haftar’s ranks reached almost a hundred mercenaries”, Erdogan said, speaking in Izmir, as quoted by Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu.
He did not specify the exact number of killed Turkish servicemen.
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