The Libyan army on Monday shot down one other air defense system of warlord Khalifa Haftar southwest of the capital.
Libyan navy spokesman Col. Mohamed Qanunu stated in an announcement that the airstrikes have been carried out in opposition to Haftar militias south of town of Sirte.
A Russian-made Pantsir-type air defense system equipped by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and an digital jammer have been destroyed within the airstrikes, Qanunu added.
On Sunday, the Libyan army shot down one other air defense system and a drone in airstrikes in opposition to Haftar militias at Al-Watiya airbase.
On Saturday, the army destroyed the primary Pantsir system equipped by the UAE.
Al-Watiya is seen as a key airbase, second solely to Mitiga Airport. It was captured in 2014 by Haftar, the chief of illegally armed forces in jap Libya, who used it as his headquarters for operations.
The airstrike got here as part of operations to chop provides to Haftar’s militias.
Haftar stepped up assaults on civilians this May, because the Libyan army just lately gained a bonus and inflicted extreme losses on his militants.
The authorities has been underneath assault by Haftar’s forces since April 2019, with greater than 1,000 killed within the violence. It launched Operation Peace Storm on March 26 to counter assaults on the capital.
Following the ouster of late ruler Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, Libya’s authorities was based in 2015 underneath a UN-led political deal.