Libya: Two Russian air defense systems destroyed after their arrival at Al-Waya base (video)


The Libyan National Accord Government forces announced, on Saturday evening, their success in destroying two Russian-made air defense systems (PANTSER), hours after they arrived at the Al-Wattia air base.

“Our heroic forces are destroying for the second time during the hours of the Russian air defense system, Bansyer, hours after they arrived inside the Al-Wattia air base,” said a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Operation Volcano Anger, on its Facebook page.

The statement added, “The Panzer anti-aircraft artillery missile system installed on a MAN-SX45 was transported to Libya from the Emirates to support the Haftar terrorist militia in the aggression against Tripoli.”

The page of the wrath of the anger earlier announced the destruction of the first air defense system as soon as it reached the base.

Al-Wefaq spokesman, Muhammad Qanunu, said that the Air Force directed 3 strikes at the Al-Wattia base, during which the Russian air defense system and 3 armed vehicles, including an ammunition car, were destroyed.

Kanounou confirmed in a press statement, reported by Berkane El-Ghadi, that “any target that poses a fixed or mobile danger will be targeted and bombed without exception.”

He said, “There is no red line, and Libya will be a graveyard for anyone who chooses to rebel against it and threaten its security and safety.”

The government air force has launched 57 raids since the beginning of May, targeting Haftar’s positions, at Al-Wattia base, according to data published on the Operation Fury of Wrath page.

And at the end of last April, the government considered that al-Wataya was the most dangerous base used by Haftar’s forces in its attack on the capital, and said that the countries supporting Haftar worked to be an Emirati base, similar to the base of Al-Khadem in Marj (East).

Al-Watiyah, the last important military station for the forces of Haftar, in the area from west Tripoli to the Tunisian border, and if it is not controlled by government forces, it will always pose a strong threat to the cities of the West Coast.

Since April 4, 2019, Haftar’s forces, backed by regional and European countries, have staged a deadly offensive to seize Tripoli, the seat of the internationally recognized government.

Worried about Haftar’s mercenaries

For his part, NATO expressed “Saturday” concern about the presence of mercenaries, “Wagner” Russian company, in the ranks of Haftar’s forces.

This came during a phone call to the Secretary-General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, with the President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, according to a statement published by the latter’s media office.

The two sides discussed during the contact the military and security developments, and the seriousness of the security situation in Libya, due to the Haftar attack on Tripoli and its environs.

Stoltenberg stressed “the need to implement the arms embargo by land and air, and not only to implement it by sea.”

He added that “NATO considers the Libyan government, the legitimate government, and does not deal with others.”

Stoltenberg considered targeting civilians and infrastructure “unacceptable,” and that “there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis.”

For his part, Al-Sarraj expressed his hope that “cooperation with NATO will contribute to achieving stability and security in Libya,” stressing his steadfast stance towards aggression.

The two sides agreed to coordinate and cooperate between the alliance organs and the Libyan military and security institutions, and to activate the joint committees between the two sides.

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