LNA downed four Turkish attack drones and retook several sites near Sirte
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The Libyan National Army’s (LNA) counter-offensive west of Sirte has proven successful thus far, as their forces managed to retake several sites that were previously seized by the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to the Libyan National Army, their forces retook the Jarif Valley, Al-Qubayah village, and a number of points around the western axis of Sirte.
The Libyan National Army was able to achieve this success in the western countryside of Sirte, despite being heavily targeted by the Turkish Air Force’s attack drones.
Much of the LNA’s success can be attributed to their successful air defenses, which have managed to shoot down four Turkish attack drones at the Sirte front.
Using their Russian-made Pantsir system, the Libyan National Army has been able to limit the effectiveness of the Turkish drones and force the GNA troops to fight in the open.
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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