Field Marshal Haftar raised combat aircraft into the sky

Recently we Reported, like the troops of parliament, represented by the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the leadership of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, introduced a no-fly zone over the western part of the country. The LNA is already on the approaches to the capital of Tripoli, just 12 kilometers from the stronghold of the entrenched government of national salvation (PNS), consisting of Islamists supported by the UN.




Now Haftar launched the available Air Force and launched a military operation in the sky over Tripoli. The air force should provide air support to the ground units, which began to "skid" on the approaches to the capital, meeting serious resistance from the enemy in the prepared positions. Aviation must strike at clusters equipment and the manpower of the Islamists.

Tripoli reports that warplanes that arrive from the territory of the controlled aircraft are indeed seen over the city and this is definitely not the PNS Air Force. Local television confirms that the LNA Air Force has already launched a series of attacks on positions of PNS forces in the suburbs of Tripoli. However, no details are provided about the consequences of these airstrikes. In turn, the LNA statement said that its aircraft raided Islamist positions, "striking targets with great accuracy."

The attacks were a response to the use by these groups of heavy weapons, which threatens the lives of civilians. By this we assure that we are able to suppress the enemy’s forces and are able to protect the civilian population, their lives and property

- said in a bouncy statement LNA.

Where the Islamist government’s Air Force disappeared is understandable, in principle. Although a few days ago, they attacked the advancing columns of the LNA. Here it is necessary to emphasize the specifics of the next civil war in Libya. The thing is that the fleet of the parties to the conflict is extremely limited and is calculated by the piece quantity of conditionally operational aircraft. All of them are obsolete and physically worn out, and their service is generally unknown when and how it was carried out. One can only guess about the number of hours that pilots spend in the air. But planes and helicopters still need to be refueled and somewhere to take normal ammunition. Therefore, air duels and aerobatics are extremely unlikely.
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  1. to send Haftar the Su-25 - let them bomb Eurosavings!
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 8 2019 08: 35
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    Do we help Maidan activists who are against the legitimate president?
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) April 8 2019 10: 57
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      Well, firstly, we still do not help them. Maybe morally only. Secondly, the last legal head of the country there was Gaddafi, from the moment he was killed, there has been a continuous bloody Maidan there for 8 years. And the government in Tripoli, which seems to be recognized by the West, is just as legitimate as it is in Venezuela by the president of Guaido, whom the same west also recognized, or the open labor and drug dealer and bandit Hajim Tachi in Kosovo, and him and Kosovo under his leadership the west also recognized.
      And if we help and recognize, it is certainly better than a graduate of our Academy of the General Staff than the Islamists supported by our enemies. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," and the friend of my enemy is hardly a friend to me either ... so somehow ...
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  3. Port Offline Port
    Port April 8 2019 12: 13
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    Sea animals S.Sh.P. , sharply draped from Tripoli, why would it?
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) April 8 2019 14: 12
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      ... maybe by the rain? ... laughing

      But seriously, it seems that no one in the West is going to actively support this "legitimate and pro-Western" government in Tripoli. So bolder, Marshal Haftar. Maybe the Libyan Jamacheria will return again ... And in one next country devastated by NATO, someone will finally restore order.
      1. Lucius tarquinius (Lucius Tarquinius) April 14 2020 12: 39
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        A CIA agent, a US citizen with tens of millions of dollars worth of property there, and whose whole family lives in the USA?)) Wow graduate. By the way, why is the marshal, not the generalissimo?))) This is not the field marshal, the coolest and most famous of the battles won by the strongest armies in the world)), who were captivated by the Chadian hamadrils on the toy carts, defeating the “army” of Haftar before this? They kept this field marshal in a cage until the Americans bought him for some purpose. Good warrior.
  4. Port Offline Port
    Port April 8 2019 12: 24
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    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    Do we help Maidan workers? who are against the legitimate president?

    Judging by how S.Sh.P. from Tripoli rushed, there are no legitimate there ever.
  5. Oleg RB Offline Oleg RB
    Oleg RB (Oleg) April 8 2019 14: 27
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    In general, it turns out that volunteer militias fight with volunteer militias belay
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) April 8 2019 22: 41
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      well something like that soldier