Source: Arabic.Net – Monia Ghanmi
The Libyan National Army announced, on Tuesday evening, the shooting down of a Turkish “Birkdar” Marches plane, south of the capital, Tripoli.
An official in the Military Information Department of the General Command of the Libyan Army told Al-Arabiya.net that the army’s air defenses succeeded in shooting down the plane that was marching over the wild neighborhoods near Tripoli International Airport, when it was trying to raid the army’s sites, stressing that the plane that was shot down was loaded With missiles, it is of the type “Bayrakdar”.
The Turkish pilot aircraft “Bayrakdar” is considered the most used tool for the armed militias of the Al-Wefaq government forces to target the Libyan army units and stop their efforts to liberate the capital, Tripoli, but it was more than once the target of the air defense fire of the Libyan army.
The Facebook page of the spokesperson for the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces, Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, confirmed two days ago that reconnaissance and intelligence units monitored The arrival of weapons and military equipment from Turkey Through the Misurata seaport to support the combat capabilities of “terrorist organizations and armed gangs” in the western region.
The source considered that the support is open to the international community and is considered a breach of the declared truce in the region. He pointed out that their forces have not responded yet, and are monitoring and evaluating the situation and developments around the clock.
This came when the director of the Department of Moral Guidance of the “Libyan National Army” Khalid Al-Mahjoub said in his interview with the Russian media, at the time, that “16 people were killed by the Turkish army at the hands of the Libyan armed forces so far, and we promise the Turkish president more.”