A drone strike by the Libyan military on Saturday destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir air defense system deployed by self-renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar.
According to a press release launched by Muhammed Kununu, the navy spokesman for the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), the air parts of the Libyan military focused the Pantsir system, which was simply delivered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the important thing al-Watiya Air Base.
The Libyan Army lately liberated many cities from Haftar’s militia as a part of Operation Volcano of Rage. After that, the navy launched an operation to take al-Watiya Air Base, positioned 140 kilometers (86.9 miles) southeast of Tripoli, from Haftar.
Following the ousting of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, Libya’s authentic authorities was based in 2015 below a U.N.-led political deal. Since April 2019, the GNA has been below assault by Haftar’s forces, based mostly in japanese Libya, and greater than 1,000 individuals have been killed within the violence. In the previous few weeks, the GNA has made vital good points towards forces loyal to warlord Haftar, supported by France, Russia, the UAE and Egypt, whereas some provinces introduced their assist for the official authorities after months of bombing and shelling by Haftar on civilians, hospitals and faculties.