The alignment in the Libyan conflict is changing: Turkey paid for the destruction of the "Shell"

In just a month, the situation in the Libyan conflict managed to change twice. But after a short respite, the warring parties are preparing again to cling to each other with bitterness.

After Turkey's intervention in the civil war in Libya on the side of the PNS, Tripoli and Ankara contributed to some success. 15 militants brought in from Syria, Turkish artillery, aviation and armored vehicles stopped LNA units of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of the Libyan capital.

Turkish drones destroyed about a dozen ZRPK "Shell-C1" of Russian production purchased by the UAE. The PNS troops and their allies managed to push the LNA to the city of Sirte, regaining control of the northwestern part of the country.

After that, the Turkish command decided to deploy its own military bases in Libya. The Turks gathered, relying on them, to develop a further offensive and achieve a “complete military victory”. The first such base was to be Al-Vatiya, located 130 km south-west of Tripoli. Then the Turks planned to launch an attack on the port of Sirte and the base "Jufra" in central Libya, located 300 km south of this city. The capture of these two points on the map was to mark a turning point in the war.

However, not everything went as planned by the Turkish command. July 2, the Turks brought to the base "Al-Vatiya" necessary machinery and equipment. But already on July 5, “unknown” aircraft made air strike on this object. So Turkey paid for the destruction of the "Shell".

Radars, MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems and Koral electronic warfare systems were destroyed. The responsibility for this action was taken by the LNA Air Force. However, the Turks recorded that the Mirage 2000-9 fighter aircraft made an air raid, after which they suspected the UAE Air Force attack, which, presumably, worked on an object from the Sidi al-Barani base in Egypt. It was there that before that, six Mirage 2000-9 UAE Air Force were discovered.

Turkey now has a complicated external militaryполитическая situation. Even an increase in the contingent is unlikely to bring victory to Ankara, since Abu Dhabi and Cairo are ready to participate in the war. Turkey managed to quarrel with Israel, Syria, Greece, France and set Russia, the UAE and Egypt against themselves. Of the allies, Turkey was left with only Islamists and the United States, supporting them morally from the other hemisphere. As for the Islamists, out of the militants brought in by the Turks, a third have already left either irrevocably or moved back to Syria.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 9 July 2020 20: 16
    What nonsense. Full artel "Wasted Labor". Nothing but show-off. Why should we even discuss all this?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 9 July 2020 23: 45
      Well, yes, indeed - why, it’s better to head back to the sand again, as in the 90s, and in the ostrich pose, we don’t see anything - we don’t hear anything and our hut is from the edge, so, do you think ???
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 July 2020 11: 29
        In the 70s and 80s it was, of course, much "better" in this regard, they climbed everywhere. Only in the 90s for some reason they stopped ...
      2. asr55 Offline asr55
        asr55 (asr) 22 July 2020 13: 47
        Seryozha, and who is hiding his head in the sand ?! Russia is even more successful in this legion. But about a dozen destroyed Shells is complete nonsense. Only a dunce can lead.
    2. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
      KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 10 July 2020 12: 45
      But because they fool around)) Yeah, Turkey paid laughing
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 July 2020 20: 36
    I wrote more than once that:
    1. Do not let the Turks close to hydrocarbons,
    2. The war will go with varying success for a long time. For, no one (from serious players) needs the appearance on the markets of Libyan oil (as, indeed, Syrian).
  3. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 9 July 2020 23: 29
    The Turks have swollen for some time, imagined themselves and began to allow too much, they must be put in a stall, show where their place is and that their number is 16 ..
    1. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
      KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 10 July 2020 12: 47
      And why don’t you put it? Or is the sofa short of fuel?
      1. asr55 Offline asr55
        asr55 (asr) 22 July 2020 13: 41
        You don't judge by yourself. If you have profited your sofa yourself, buy a new one. And read on for various nonsense about the armor destroyed by dozens and hundreds of anti-aircraft missile systems, if you don't have your own brains.
        1. KARAKURT21 Offline KARAKURT21
          KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 22 July 2020 16: 01
          Ha-ha made laugh)) so it's not us, but the whole world amuses over you.
    2. Kyctyk ardax Offline Kyctyk ardax
      Kyctyk ardax (Kyctyk ardax) 10 July 2020 22: 13
      Turks also think of Russia.
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 10 July 2020 11: 18
    This people as was vile, so he remained, and the hockey player, of course, again gave the post.
  5. Kyctyk ardax Offline Kyctyk ardax
    Kyctyk ardax (Kyctyk ardax) 10 July 2020 22: 12
    I have not paid yet, while the PNS offensive with the Turks is more successful than the coalition of the Russian Federation + UAE + Egypt + Haftar + France + Greece.
    The Turks do not care about temporary setbacks, they will go to the end. If the coalition defeats the Turks in Libya, then an attack by the Turks will begin in Idlib. And this is known in the Kremlin.
    Therefore, the Kremlin will give all the secrets of Haftar to the Turks - in order to maintain its support in Syria.
    But knowing the nature of Putin-this can be expected 99%.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 17 July 2020 20: 49
      It is right that Russia will surrender Libya to the Turks, and it will do it very rightly, for the military alliance between Turkey, Russia, Iran is growing stronger, and then a stable peace is possible in the southern direction (the Middle East). The main success is seen in stalling the Wahhabi Saudi Arabia and all a number of bloodthirsty and rich emirchiks together. It is the Saudis who spread Muslim (Wahhabist) extremism all over the world - let us recall hundreds of millions of dollars to Chechen separatists for the war and support for other Wahhabis, for example, in Syria to this day ...
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