The French took part in a raid on Turkish air defense in Libya


The French military took part in a recent Turkish air defense attack in Libya. About this writes the Greek edition of Pentapostagma.


Sources in the African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM) provided exclusive information and confirmed the information that on July 5, 2020, the Al-Vatiya base in Libya was attacked. The facility is located 130 km south-west of Tripoli and Turkish radars, air defense systems and electronic warfare systems were based there.

According to sources, the operation was carried out by the UAE Air Force and supported by Egypt and France. Cairo provided its airfield to Abu Dhabi aviation. At the same time, Paris refused to direct its Air Force to strike directly because of the already tense relations with Ankara, because France and Turkey are NATO allies and this could greatly harm the Alliance. But the French assisted the operation with their intelligence, and also insured UAE pilots with search and rescue teams in helicopters located at the junction of the borders of Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

Three days before the operation, the UAE transferred the A330-243 MRTT tanker to Al-Nagib base in Egypt, where there were already four fighters of this country's air force.

As a result of the air strike, the infrastructure of the Al-Vatiya base was seriously damaged. The Turks lost their radar, MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems and Koral electronic warfare systems. 3-4 people were injured. At the time of the attack, there were no drones at the base. UAE Air Force used missiles with a range of more than 90 km.

The blow was delivered at a time when the military of Tripoli and Ankara were developing a plan to take control of the port city of Sirte and the Al-Jufra base in central Libya. Moreover, the base "Al-Vatiya" was given primary importance to ensure the offensive.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 11 July 2020 15: 11
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    But the French assisted the operation with their intelligence, and also insured UAE pilots with search and rescue teams in helicopters located at the junction of the borders of Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

    - Hahah ... - "friendship is friendship; but the tobacco is apart"
    - Personally, I am in topics:

    In Egypt, told the nuances of the destruction of Turkish air defense in Libya

    - And

    Turkish media called the state whose planes attacked the Turkish air defense in Libya

    - already hinted that there couldn’t have done without the French ... - Well ...- "the French understood my hint" ... - Hahah ...
    - But, I’m forced to make some more “correction” in the interpretation ... of the author of this topic ... - In my opinion ... the author simply "was modest" at the expense of the French ... ... - Most likely, it was the French pilots who struck on Turkish sites in Libya ...
    - But the fact that:

    UAE Air Force used missiles with a range of more than 90 km.

    - this is ... most likely - from the realm of fantasy ... - It was the French who smashed it ... - Turkish radar systems, air defense and electronic warfare systems ....
  2. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 11 July 2020 16: 35
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    Graters inside NATO, however!
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 11 July 2020 19: 17
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      Where did you get this?
  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 11 July 2020 17: 54
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    Graters inside NATO, however!

    - Ha ... - Yes, what kind of "graters" ...- They are just struggling to push their foreheads ... with all their might ... with Turkey ... - But, since cowardly Egypt never (in our time) there is not enough spirit to confront Turkey; then ... now ... now, by all means, they are trying to literally by their ears drag this Egypt into a real armed confrontation with Turkey ... - So they are trying to ...- and bomb "instead" (declaring Egypt a "hero") , and destroy Turkish objects "instead of him" ... and do everything against Turkey "instead of him"; to ... on the one hand - make Egypt the offender of Turkey (which Erdogan will not tolerate); and on the other hand to wake up a cheap ambition in Egypt, in which timid Egypt really thinks of itself as ... how ... as a powerful state that is able to punish Turkey ... - Well, what if Egypt really has the courage to start war in Libya; the war that absolutely everyone needs today, except Russia ...
    - Russia, in this case, falls into such a situation ...- from which it will be difficult to get out of it at all ...- Yes, more ... plus the situation in Syria will worsen, which is already so for Russia aggravated .. that there is nowhere else to go ...
    1. Astronaut Offline
      Astronaut (San Sanych) 11 July 2020 22: 22
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      The grassy grass, however, you have drawn to such fantasies, I especially liked

      they’re really pushing their foreheads ... with Turkey ...
    2. KARAKURT21 Offline
      KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 12 July 2020 14: 10
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      Everything is clear, intelligible and clear. good
  4. Yuri 5347 Offline
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 11 July 2020 20: 14
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    ... yes, the process has begun inside NATO; what is previously impossible is happening.
  5. Monster_Fat Offline
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 11 July 2020 21: 05
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    In retaliation, the "Sultan" announced the final Islamization of Turkey and a departure from "European values" and from the "secular" lifestyle of Turkey. The first step was the reconstruction of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. As soon as the “updated” rescued the “Sultan”, having broken the US plans to replace the “sultan” clan of his protege, to carry out constitutional reform in Turkey with the aim of transforming it into a constitutional republic with limited rights of the prime minister, some experts expressed an opinion about the serious error of the “updated” in this plan. Thus, “nullified”, destroying US plans to create a constitutional republic in Turkey headed by Kemal Kılıçdaroglu, created the prerequisites for usurping power in Turkey by the “Sultan” clan, and turning Turkey on the path of Islamization. Another so-called "victory" of the KhPP, which is already hiccuping Russia and will still hiccup in the future.
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 13 July 2020 00: 16
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      Inadequate tantrum, leading the country, is very dangerous, especially for this country.
      Recep quickly forgot who helped him sit on the throne. In the same way, in the 20s and 30s of the last century, Turkey repaid the black ingratitude of Soviet Russia, which saved Turkey from destruction during the second Greek-Turkish war. I just can’t understand why the Bolsheviks did this, it’s kind of not stupid people (mostly).
      For such scam will have to answer.
  6. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 12 July 2020 11: 16
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    I can only once again repeat that no one will allow the Turks to dig into hydrocarbons. Only in the form of transit (which can be blocked at any time).
    And when in 2 - 3 months the world finally realizes that there will be no return to former life, the EU will close its markets for Turkey, due to which it rose in a short time. But Turkey has an export-oriented economy, with no resources of its own. And before her looms the near prospect of economic collapse and collapse. Only the Russian Federation can save it by providing its markets. But Turkey does not need Russia in its current form. The European part of the country will definitely be taken away. The Russian Federation needs control over the straits, at least two bases. Plus, the Turkish stream overlooks land there. It would be possible to give this piece of Greece or Bulgaria (Bulgaria will definitely be under the control of the Russian Federation, Greece maybe), but they have been behaving badly lately.
    Plus, there is the last escapade of Erdogan with Sofia ...
    In general, the future of Turkey is in the dark. The territory will be under the control of the Russian Federation, but it will be stolen. Wishing - a dime a dozen.
    1. Ahmed Markhud Offline
      Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 12 July 2020 22: 50
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      Yes, yes, Turkey is in the dark and everyone will take it away. After the 1st World War, the Entente countries did not pull it away, when they got the teeth, everyone who dreamed about it. And now Turkey is stronger than ever in the 20th century. As for hydrocarbons, Turkey will produce them where it sees fit and profitable and in the amount that it considers necessary, although the era of hydrocarbons is already ending, the same thing about markets, it is better not to remember the straits at all, they will never neither Russian nor anyone else. Turkey has a fairly powerful industry and economy, including the military industry, which, in cooperation with the US military complex, produces F-35 fighters, and this is not for you Sushki or MiG. The illusions about giving some part of Turkey to someone are just your fantasies, it is better to take care that the USSR and present-day Russia do not fall apart, then the Crimea and the Black Sea coast will go to Ukraine, Siberia to China, the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin to Japan, and so on, until there is nothing left of it (well, except perhaps the Moscow Region or the Moscow Ulus).
      1. boriz Offline
        boriz (boriz) 12 July 2020 23: 25
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        What is so fluid? Crimea and the Black Sea coast - to Ukraine! It was necessary to write that these are originally Turkish lands and Turkey will take them back, and in general, Great Turan is forever ...
      2. boriz Offline
        boriz (boriz) 12 July 2020 23: 44
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        After the 1st World War, the Entente countries did not pull it away, when they got the teeth, everyone who dreamed about it ...

        Have you, in general, seen maps of the Ottoman Empire before WWI and Turkey after it?
        Do you, in general, know that Turkey was losing the second Greek-Turkish war of 1919-1922 to the Greeks? And if the Bolsheviks hadn’t helped Kemal with money and weapons, there wouldn’t be any left of Turkey.
        Do you know that on the monument on Taksim Square in memory of this support next to Kemal (on the left hand) stands Kliment Efremovich Voroshilov?
        Baby, learn the history of your country (as long as it exists) and do not get confused with your hysterical nonsense when adult uncles exchange opinions.
  7. KARAKURT21 Offline
    KARAKURT21 (KARAKURT21) 12 July 2020 14: 08
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    The Turks lost their radar, MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems and Koral electronic warfare systems. 3-4 people were injured.

    Rotten lies! laughing
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 13 July 2020 00: 21
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      Did the Turkish General Staff report this to you?
  8. portnoy Offline
    portnoy (Sergei ) 17 July 2020 07: 34
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    Quote: boriz
    After the 1st World War, the Entente countries did not pull it away, when they got the teeth, everyone who dreamed about it ...

    Have you, in general, seen maps of the Ottoman Empire before WWI and Turkey after it?
    Do you, in general, know that Turkey was losing the second Greek-Turkish war of 1919-1922 to the Greeks? And if the Bolsheviks hadn’t helped Kemal with money and weapons, there wouldn’t be any left of Turkey.
    Do you know that on the monument on Taksim Square in memory of this support next to Kemal (on the left hand) stands Kliment Efremovich Voroshilov?
    Baby, learn the history of your country (as long as it exists) and do not get confused with your hysterical nonsense when adult uncles exchange opinions.

    Cool shaved off!