Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The Libyan army air defense platforms were toppled today, Wednesday, Turkish pilot plane In the vicinity of Souk Al-Khamis, south of the capital, Tripoli, according to the Military Information Division of the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces.
This is the second Turkish pilot plane, “Bayrakdar”, to be shot down by the defense forces within 24 hours. On Tuesday evening, a plane loaded with missiles was shot down as it was trying to raid the army site near Tripoli airport, south of the capital, Tripoli.
On the ground, armed clashes between the Libyan army and al-Wefaq forces renewed today, Wednesday, in the axes of Salah al-Din, Ain Zara and the seven.
On Tuesday evening, the Libyan National Army announced the shooting down of a Turkish “Birkdar” Marching 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, a 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 made openly in front of the international community and is considered a breach of the declared truce in the region, indicating that their forces have not responded yet, and is following 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.”