Egyptian F-16 fighter jet invaded Liyan airspace – source
TRIPOLI, (BM) – Egyptian Air Force F-16C / D fighters flew jointly with UAE Airbus A330-243MRTT tanker aircraft in Libyan airspace. This was announced in his Twitter account by journalist and military analyst Babak Taghvaee, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to reports, they [Egyptian Air Force – ed.] may have invaded the country and carried out attacks against the forces of the Government of National Accord [GNA] in Misrata together with Russian-made fighters of the Air Force of the Libyan National Army [LNA] Su-24M.
Earlier, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the country could legally invade Libya, and called on the Egyptian army to be fully operational. He noted that Egypt received direct threats from the “terrorist mercenaries and militias” supported in Libya, therefore any military intervention by Cairo is now legitimate.
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 Sarraj, 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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