Libyan Army downs warplane for Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Libyan Army's Volcano of Rage Operation under the command of the Presidential Council's government has shut down a warplane for Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces in western Sabratha.
The media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said Wednesday that the warplane tried to land in al-Watiya airbase but fell down before that.
According to sources, the warplane downed by Libyan Army was a Russian Sukhoi that was targeting the Libyan Army forces in al-Aziziya but got shot down by antiaircraft missiles and fell between Sabratha and al-Ajilat.
The commander of Volcano of Rage operations room Ahmed Abu Shahma told news hounds that their forces had repelled attacks by Russian mercenaries from Wagner Group on al-Aziziya frontline, targeting one of their snipers, without confirming any deaths or injuries among them.
Abu Shahma added that they targeted Haftar's forces on al-Tawaisha and Qasir Benghashir frontlines, destroying two armored vehicles for Haftar's forces on al-Aziziya frontline.
Heavy festivities erupted since early Wednesday hours after Libyan Army forces attacked Haftar's forces on al-Sabea and al-Tawaisha as well as Wadi Rabea and Airport Road frontlines, advancing on new positions and capturing several fighters from Haftar's forces.
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the entire 614th quadrant searched. The Green Lensman must be found!...
the media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said AFP photojournalist Hamza Turkia and Aljazeera Channel photojournalist Nasser Jebril were targeted by sniper shots on al-Tawaisha frontline in southern Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
while covering festivities on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred 2019-10-10