Libya's Interior Minister: Russia sent new fighter jets to Haftar - News Summed Up

Libya's Interior Minister: Russia sent new fighter jets to Haftar


The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Thursday that Russia had sent at least eight warplanes to Khalifa Haftar. Meanwhile, sources close to Volcano of Rage Operation said intelligence from Al-Jufra airbase pointed to the arrival if some Russian aircraft in the last three days. No comment or official statements have been made by Russia regarding this development. Bloomberg also reported that Haftar's forces said they would carry out the largest aerial campaign in Libyan history to target Turkish interests in Libya. Libyan Army under GNA's command destroyed nine Russian-made Pantsir-S1 Anti-Aircraft Systems in about 72 hours as they captured Al-Watiya airbase and other towns in western Libya.


Source: Libya Observer May 21, 2020 15:56 UTC



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