New satellite images of al-Watiyah airbase in northwestern Libya have been released, which clearly show the destruction of Turkish air defense systems deployed in the area.
192 students of the Military College of Libya are receiving military training in Turkey within the framework of the military cooperation agreement signed between the GNA and Ankara.
According to images released by local sources in the city of Tripoli, a Turkish transport plane arrived at the Mitiga airport yesterday with a new shipment of air defense systems, and the equipment has been sent to al-Watiyah air base.
GNA condemned airstrikes on the Al-Watiya airbase which led to destruction of Turkish-deployed air defense system. GNA claimed that it would respond “in right place and at the right time”.
In recent days, images of the patches of Turkish forces in Libya are circulating which is very interesting in its kind. These patches have become more formal after the signing of the military cooperation agreement between Turkey and Government of National Accord.
Just two days after Turkey deployed MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems and the Koral system at the Al-Watiya air base in northwestern Libya, the systems were destroyed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) airstrikes.
Images released by AFRICOM (American terrorist Central Command in Africa) late in May show that at least 14 warplanes including Su-24, Mig-29 and Su-35 are moved to Khadim based in northeast and al-Jufrah in center of Libya. Analysing images of al-Jufrah airbase show not only Russia’s air force presence increased but also ground forces mainly of private military company Wagner increased as well.
ISWNews Analysis Group: On July 4, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar arrived in Tripoli with the Chief of General Staff of the Turkish Army and met with military and political officials of the Government of National Accord.
ISWNews Analysis Group: The Turkish military has deployed two surface-to-air MIM-23 Hawk missile systems at the Al-Watiya air base in northwestern Libya.
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