Libyan army shot down a Turkish military drone in the west of the country
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) shot down a Turkish drone near the city of Trahuna, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Libya Review said on April 16.
“The LNA shot down a Turkish drone in Tarhun in western Libya,” the report said.
The Turkish army officially sided with the Government of National Accord (PNC) in the civil war in Libya. PNS and LNA are parties to the conflict.
This is not the first case LNA downed a Turkish drone. Recall that on January 24 Turkish drone was shot down by Libyan National Army (LNA), which was preparing to attack its positions in the Tripoli region.
Yesterday, the LNA Major General Ahmed al-Mesmari warned Turkey that they are “fighting a war against the Turkish Armed Forces, with all of our arms. We will never stain ourselves with what armed groups do. When we entered Zliten, al-Adzhayilat and other cities of the region, we did not break into any house. We went into the cities to drive out the terrorists.”
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on March 5 this year the Libyan Army conducted lethal attacks on Tripoli’s Mitiga air base.
According the news agency the LNA attack has been caused heavy human and material casualties among Turkish soldiers and mercenaries.
Then, the artillery hit his targets precisely at the Mitga Air Base, which houses, among other things, the Turkish military hall.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that before two days ago LNA shot down a Libyan Government fighter jet.
Libyan civil war
In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Saraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.
The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.
On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.
According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN
Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).
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