Another Pantsir-S missile system was destroyed by Turkish drone in Libya

TRIPOLI, (BM) – A number of sources report that a few hours ago, a Turkish attack unmanned aerial vehicle, probably a Bayraktar TB2 drone, has destroyed another Russian-made Pantsir-S air defense missile system under the control of the Libyan National Army, learned citing news agency Aviapro.

This is the first complex destroyed by the Turkish military in the past two weeks.

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According to preliminary data, the incident occurred in the area of ​​the Libyan capital, and although today there is no official confirmation of this version, in the Tripoli area a few days earlier the Pantsir-S air defense missile systems were actually seen.

If the sources’ information is correct, then this is already the 17th complex destroyed by the Turkish military in Libya in the last month, although according to experts who really confirm this video and photo materials, we can only judge the loss of only four Pantsir-S complexes [one of them was captured – ed.].

It should be clarified that recently, the forces of the Libyan National Army have also succeeded in destroying Turkish drones, having shot down one and a half dozen strike and reconnaissance UAVs in less than a week.

Experts do not exclude that information about the destruction of another ZRPK “Pantsir-S” may be false.

Despite the desire to cease fire, hostilities in Libya have not ceased. recalls that over the past 48 hours the Libyan city of Gharyan has become a place of fierce clashes between the attacking this large settlement of the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Government of the National Accord (GNA).

Recall that yesterday the parties to the conflict in Libya agreed to resume negotiations, according information coming from representatives of the UN mission in this country.

According to the international organization, the negotiations will be held in the “5 + 5” format. It is noted that the parties also agreed on a ceasefire. The UN welcomed such a decision and hoped for a peace treaty.

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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