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 (Stepan) 5 July 2020 13: 07
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    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 5 July 2020 13: 23
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    MIM-23 “Hawk” - Well, let’s throw a tantrum, like the Turks on the Saudi “Shells”? What kind of air defense is such that it’s no special air defense of the LNA. Yes, this is not air defense, but just some kind of holiday. Turks have what is what is not. laughing Fighters, Mlyn, dangerous. negative
  3. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 5 July 2020 14: 10
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    Now in Syria it is necessary to repeat. Assad also has aviation.
  4. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 July 2020 14: 47
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    Turkish air defense systems destroyed in Libya during airstrike

    - Ha ...- And who caused this airstrike and ... and what planes were applied ??? - Yes, and this "picture-proof" looks more like a linden ...- Personally, I do not believe in the ability of Libyan flyers and Egyptian too ... - Israel, banged something, .., from the "adjacent territory" ??? - Most likely ...- the way it is ...
    - Otherwise ...- the Turks themselves would have picked up their interceptors ... and an air battle would ensue ... - Anyway ... why "just like that" to bombard the air defense; because after this (after the suppression of anti-aircraft defense), it is necessary to strike at strategic military facilities ...
    - The information is very poor ... - believe it; if you want, no ...
    1. Piramidon Offline
      Piramidon (Stepan) 5 July 2020 17: 19
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      Quote: gorenina91
      And who caused this airstrike and ... and what planes were applied ???

      Yes, whoever applied. If the Ottoman "Sultan" was really stupidly pounded, then this cannot but rejoice. good
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) 5 July 2020 17: 48
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        If the Ottoman "Sultan" was really stupidly pounded, then this cannot but rejoice

        - Where and who "tapped" something ??? - Where are the photos and other evidence provided ??? - So far ... only a bunch of "couch heroes" have gotten me down on the minuses ... - is this, perhaps, the "victory" over Erdogan ??? - No matter how many minuses you put ...- it will not become sweeter in your mouth (Hahah) ... and there will be no more "significance and greatness" ... and "divoloids" will not become real heroes ... - Hahah ...
        1. unholyknight Offline
          unholyknight (UnhloyKnight) 6 July 2020 13: 00
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          Yes, you don’t bring any evidence, all the same you will shout that “God's dew” and “Putin absolutely”.
  5. Ramzes9561 Offline
    Ramzes9561 (Sergei ) 5 July 2020 15: 32
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    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.

    https://m.vk.com/wall-193743391_4288
    1. gorenina91 Offline
      gorenina91 (Irina) 5 July 2020 17: 50
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      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 Sanin) 5 July 2020 16: 34
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    There is a reason to buy new ones. If there's.
  7. kriten Offline
    kriten (Vladimir) 5 July 2020 16: 50
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    We must help everyone who beats the Turks - the patrons of terrorists of all stripes.
  8. Netyn Offline
    Netyn (Netyn) 5 July 2020 17: 55
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    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 of the attack - allegedly the Emirates used the Mirage 2000 aircraft, which took off from the Egyptian airfield. Of course, the Turks threatened with an answer at "The appropriate 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 the casualties, the Turks say that there are no casualties, since the attacks occurred on the infrastructure and air defense facilities being deployed at Al-Vatiya airbase, in particular on two Hawk air defense systems that the Turks had recently surpassed on Al-Vatiya and which were lit up on satellite images airbases.

    The LNA claims that at least 1 Hawk air defense system, a mobile command center, several cars and loaders have been 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 the 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.

    https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/
  9. Natan bruk Offline
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 5 July 2020 18: 42
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    Is it possible to confirm from independent sources, and not from the LNA itself?
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  10. Netyn Offline
    Netyn (Netyn) 6 July 2020 06: 28
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    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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