Turkish air defense systems destroyed in Libya during airstrike

Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar destroyed Turkish air defense systems during an air strike at Al-Vatiy base in the western part of the country, reports RT Arabic.

According to the statement of the official representative of the LNA High Command, on July 2, 2020, the Turks installed their radars, MIM-23 "Hawk" air defense systems and Koral electronic warfare systems ("Coral") on the indicated base. They were hit by the LNA Air Force.

Over the past few days, we have observed the delivery and installation of Turkish air defense systems and other weapons to this base.

- specified another high-ranking military LNA to the Libya Hadat television channel.

Today, the Turkish Minister of Defense was in Misurat, where he was informed that the al-Watiyah base was ready for use. Therefore, the LNA decided to strike at this object. 100% of all imported systems destroyed

- added the military.

The channel published a satellite image of Al-Watiyah base, located 130 kilometers southwest of Tripoli, where the Turks deployed two US medium-range MIM-23 Hawk anti-aircraft missile systems and other systems. Al-Vatiya was supposed to become the main base of the Turkish Armed Forces in Libya, from which Ankara will provide support to the PNS forces.

We remind you that on July 4, 2020, the Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar and the head of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Yashar Guler arrived in Tripoli. After that it became is knownthat the PNS has provided Ankara with a full carte blanche for activities in Libya.
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  1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 5 July 2020 13: 07
    The Sultan celebrated the victory and revival of the Ottoman Empire early. Got on the brazen Turkish face.
    1. About the muzzle is not bad said.
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 5 July 2020 13: 23
    MIM-23 "Hawk" - Well, let's throw a tantrum, like the Turks on the Saudi "Shells"? What kind of air defense is this, that its nothing special is not different from the LNA Air Force. Yes, this is not air defense, but just some kind of holiday. The Turks have it, what they don't. laughing Fighters, Mlyn, dangerous. negative
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 5 July 2020 14: 10
    Now in Syria it is necessary to repeat. Assad also has aviation.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 July 2020 14: 47
    Turkish air defense systems destroyed in Libya during airstrike

    - Ha ... - And who delivered this airstrike and ... and what aircraft was it delivered ??? - Yes, and this "picture-proof" looks more like a linden tree ... - Personally, I do not believe in the abilities of the Libyan flyers and Egyptian ones too ... - Is it that Israel crashed ... from the "adjacent territory" ??? - Most likely ... - so it is ...
    - Otherwise ... - the Turks themselves would have raised their interceptors ... and an air battle would have started ... - And anyway ... why "just" bomb the air defense; after all, after that (after the suppression of air defense), it is already necessary to strike at strategic military targets ...
    - The information is very poor ... - believe it; if you want, no ...
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 5 July 2020 17: 19
      Quote: gorenina91
      And who caused this airstrike and ... and what planes were applied ???

      Whoever did it. If the Ottoman "sultan" really got confused about confusion, then this cannot but rejoice. good
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 5 July 2020 17: 48
        If the Ottoman "sultan" really got confused, then this cannot but rejoice

        - Where and who "snitched" something ??? - Where are the photos and other evidence provided ??? - So far ... only a bunch of "couch heroes" have sprinkled some minuses to me ... - is this what the "victory" over Erdogan consists of ??? - No matter how many minuses you put ... - it won't get sweeter in your mouth (Hahah) ... and "significance and greatness" will not increase ... and "divanoloids" will not become real heroes ... - Hahah ...
        1. unholyknight Offline unholyknight
          unholyknight (Unhloy Knight) 6 July 2020 13: 00
          Yes, you do not bring any evidence, you will still shout that "God's dew" and "putinvsёslil".
  5. Ramzes9561 Offline Ramzes9561
    Ramzes9561 (Sergei ) 5 July 2020 15: 32
    These are yesterday’s photographs when these systems were just deployed and they are intact. Already satellite pictures are walking. The base is whole and there were no blows along the way.

    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 5 July 2020 17: 50
      The base is whole and there were no blows along the way.

      - Yes, that’s the point ... - My plus ...
  6. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 5 July 2020 16: 34
    There is a reason to buy new ones. If there's.
  7. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 5 July 2020 16: 50
    We must help everyone who beats the Turks - the patrons of terrorists of all stripes.
  8. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 5 July 2020 17: 55
    Turkish sources confirm the fact of air strikes at Al-Vatiya airbase. Also, the fact of airstrikes was confirmed in the Liberal Democratic Party.
    Despite the fact that the LNA Air Force took responsibility for the strikes, the version still goes that they could be French.
    The Turkish press accused the UAE aviation of the attack - allegedly the emirates used Mirage 2000 aircraft, which took off from an Egyptian airfield. Of course, the Turks are threatening with a response at the "Right time in the right place."
    The territory of Egypt is unlikely to be bombed, but attacks on Sirt, Al-Joufr or even Benghazi can be expected.
    Regarding losses, the Turks claim that there are no casualties, since the strikes fell on the infrastructure and air defense facilities deployed at the Al-Watia airbase, in particular on the two "Hawk" air defense systems, which the Turks recently drove to Al-Watia and which appeared on satellite images airbases.

    The LNA claims that at least 1 "Hawk" air defense missile system, a mobile control center, several cars and loaders were destroyed. If the information is correct, then this is the 2nd Hawk, which was destroyed in Libya this year - at the beginning of the year, the LNA Air Force destroyed one Hawk at Mitiga airport.

    Satellite images from July 5 do not show any large-scale destruction at the air base, so the strike looks more like a surgical operation to prevent the Turks from creating an air defense unit in the Al-Vatiy area.

  9. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 5 July 2020 18: 42
    Is it possible to confirm from independent sources, and not from the LNA itself?
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  10. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 6 July 2020 06: 28
    Quote: Natan Bruk
    And you can confirm from independent sources

    I'm not a doctor, so I don’t know what you can and what cannot.
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