Libyan fighters strike drone control room in Zuwarah



Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 12:36 GMT


Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 12:36 GMT

FILE - A warplane belonging to eastern Libyan forces, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

FILE - A warplane belonging to eastern Libyan forces, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

CAIRO - 15 August 2019: Libyan Air Force fighter jets on Thursday reportedly targeted Zuwarah International Airport airstrip and a control room inside it for drones.

Libyan air force fighter jets earlier launched air strikes on some of the militia positions south of Tripoli.

The Libyan Army's military media department said that the airstrikes led to the escape of the remaining militia groups, after the heavy losses they suffered.

The department pointed out that the Libyan Air Force carried out strikes on sites that were stationed by a number of foreign mercenaries.

These strikes were accurate and left a number of elements wounded and dead, the department added.

For his part, Libyan army spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari, in a press conference on Wednesday from Benghazi, said that the Al-Wefaq militias are suffering from the army strikes, especially after the destruction of the air defense system in Misrata.

Earlier in August, the Libyan army destroyed a foreign plane in Misrata International Airport. Mismari said it cost the terrorist militias $900 million.

In a press conference, Mismari said the plane had been targeted after its cargo was unloaded in the airport. The cargo plane illegally carried weapons, according to media reports.

News claiming that the foreign plane was carrying civilian objects circulated, but we were present when the cargo was being unloaded; the plane was carrying military stuff, shipped to Misrata, Mismari said.

He added that this came in violation of the international law, the resolutions of the Security Council and the outcome of the political agreement on disbanding the militias and halting their funding.

"The plane cost the terrorist organizations $900 million, and I confirm that it was carrying air defense materials," Mismari said, adding that all the leaders of terrorism were "very upset".



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