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Terrier lt-79 armored vehicles manufactured by the #Egyptian AOI in cooperation with #TAG appear with the #LNA units destined to participate in supporting the military operations against #GNA in #Tripoli.
The armored vehicle appeared for the 1st time during #EDEX2018 exhibition
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
I missed this video of an LNA helicopter launching a low altitude missile attack against targets outside of Tripoli. From mid-December, maybe between the 13-15. Can anyone ID the chopper?? He cuts 90 degrees to the right and dumps a # ton of chaffe. No telling if he did it as a precautionary maneuver or was being targeted by MANPADS. Considering all the different MANPADS we have already seen, it makes sense to see him fly super low in this urban environment.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
Nothing uploaded to the tube yet, but plenty of videos on Twitter so far. The GNA have sent reinforcements to the city for a counter attack. Seems like there will be a prolonged battle here soon later today.
#Libya- #LNA captured #Sirte and its surrounding areas, including Ghardabiya Airbase, reportedly facing minimal resistance
This "2nd front" was always anticipated.
As a feint to split #GNA forces and potentially weaken their defenses in #Tripoli, and to secure the northern flank of the strategic Jufrah airbase and the entirety of the #LNA's logistical rear.
But now it's actually happening
Timing interestingly coincides with #Turkey going overt in its intervention in #Libya. #LNA was possibly looking to preempt a #GNA buildup in #Sirte, supported by #Turkey, that will threaten its strategic assets.
The swift #LNA takeover of #Sirte was reportedly facilitated by the surrendering/switching allegiance of the Salafist 604 bn. once tentatively aligned with #BAM/#GNA against #ISIS, but always viewed the #LNA&Haftar positively (or at least not negatively)
Souad El Skaf, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 22 January 2020
The Libyan National Army (LNA) said that any military or civilian use of Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport is a breach of the ceasefire agreement, announcing the activation of a no-fly zone, including Mitiga airport, says spokesperson Major General Ahmed al-Mismari.
The spokesperson said in an interview with Al Arabiya that the activation of a no-fly zone will include Mitiga airport which is used for military and terrorist purposes.
He added that the LNA will prohibit any military and civil aviation from using Mitiga airport.
“Mitiga airbase and Mitiga airport are military zones that are strictly prohibited to be used for civil or military aviation.”
He warned that “any movement of a civilian or military plane there will be in breach of the ceasefire and therefore it will be directly destroyed.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the LNA said its forces downed a Turkish drone which took off from Mitiga airport, adding that the drone was trying to stage an airstrike on its forces in Tripoli.
These new developments come at a time when Mitiga airport - which is the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli - closed on Wednesday after rockets were fired towards it, the airport said in a statement.
A plane coming from Tunis trying to land at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport had been diverted to Misrata, a city about 200km (125 miles) east of Tripoli, the airport said on its website.
#Libya- #GNA photos showing #LNA UAV that was purportedly downed by air defenses "east of #Misrata"
#Egypt- latest #LNA video shows that at least 9 LT-79 APCs were already delivered from #Egypt.
Bonus photo- check at their infantry gear, especially those headset...
#Libya- some more photos of the Turkish vessel that unloaded new vehicles, systems, weapons and supplies for #GNA in #Tripoli
Video reportedly showing Turkish arms and equipment shipments to #GNA at Tripoli port on Tuesday 28/01 @ 20:00 PM
#Libya- #Turkey bringing out the big guns. Literally.
T-155 Firtinas, FNSS ACV-15s, towed artillery, communication equipment (electronic warfare?), other vehicles and a whole lot of other supplies to the #GNA according to video purportedly from a Turkish that docked at #Tripoli
Reckon there's Korkut at the end too.
Top secret document from the Sudanese intelligence agency:
Names of top #GNA officials with connections with #AlQaida
Report on the activity of #AlQaeda #terrorist cells operating in the territory of #Sudan and their interaction with Libyan gangs
part one, according to the operational data received. In the Republic of #Sudan, radical #Islamists are being recruited to take part in the fighting on Libyan soil. Over the past fourteen days, the militias of #Tripoli attracted more #mercenaries ..with whom contracts were signed for a period of six months, all then #mercenaries who are Sudanese citizens they are to work units from #Syria and #Turkey and with the following Libyan group : 1. “Atonement and Immigration” Brief Information: This spermatical structure consists of Osama AlJuweili Brigades
Osama Gouili . Brief information: #GNA west military region commander Of the unified defense line for #Tripoli from #Zintan - #Misrata.
uch as #terrorists groups of Emaid Altrabulsi The brigade includes a local Islamic extremist #militia and an unspecified number of militants from #Sudan, #Niger, and #Syria.The main part of the group consists of the Sudanese mercenaries.
The reinforcements come to the militias operating in #Tripoli from #Chad, #Sudan and #Syria.
The last departure point is provided by #Turkey. Over the past 14 days, the Tripoli gangs attracted more than 200 mercenaries, with whom contracts were signed for a period of six months.
2) "Al-Fajr" group Summary: "Operations headquarters for the Libyan Shura" led by Shaaban Hadia, who has ties to Abdel Raoud Qara and the Special Deterrence Forces in #Tripoli, participated in the inclusion of #alQaeda terrorists in the gangs of #Tripoli. Part Two
The main persons involved in the recruitment of Sudanese mercenaries and other foreigners into the ranks of the Libyan militias. 1)Shaban Masoud Khalifa Hadia (Libya), currently holds the position of Deputy Secretary of the #GNA in #Tripoli , as a former militia commander. He has close ties to #Alqaida's leader in #Libya, Nazih al-Raki, Aka Abu Anas Al-Libi. 2) Shaaban Hadia is the link between the #Tripoli militias and the Sudanese branch of #AlQaida, Shaaban Hadia in close contact with Abdel Raouf Qara and the Special Deterrence Forces in #Tripoli in the year 1989, a Libyan court sentenced him 10 years on charges of terrorism. Hadia is responsible for the kidnapping of the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zaidan in October 14, 2014, and he was arrested in, #Egypt,on suspicion of having fun with #AlQaida, but he was soon released.6 people were kidnapped from the Egyptian embassy and were only released after. 3) Osama al-Jawali, the commander of al-Juweili brigade is linked to the Takfir and Hijra movement terrorist organization ,accused of massacres in the city of Zintan and responsible for the massacre in Kakla and the massacre at Garian Hospital. Osama's brother and and son are directly linked to the #alQaida #terrorist group Abd al-Salam alJwiali aka (Ibn Osama) is associated #Alqaida.
4) Abdul Raouf Kara (Libya).
#SSETK a #Turkish #weapons company that has revived hundreds of millions of dollars in arms deals with #GNA , A direct violation of the #UN #arms embargo on #Libya ,to arm Islamist militias I have close ties with #ISIS and #AlQaida.
Signed and commissioned by #Bashaga
The EU has agreed to deploy warships to stop the flow of weapons into Libya, as the bloc wound down a military mission that had once rescued migrants and refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean. Josep Borrell, the EU’s chief diplomat, announced that 27 foreign ministers had agreed to launch a new operation with naval ships, planes and satellites in order to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya.
Ships under the new mission – to be known as Operation EU Active Surveillance – will patrol about 60 miles (100km) off the coast of Libya, an area of the Mediterranean that is the main route for weapons into the country.
“French media report the possible sale of six of the twelve Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB, Brazilian Air Force) Mi-35M attack helicopters to the Libyan National Army (LNA). The helicopters will be funded by the United Arab Emirates, thats backs the LNA, after being sold back to Rosboronexport.
The Sabres are operated by 2°/8°GAv ‘Poti’ from Porto Velho, Rondônia state, in the middle of the Amazon. The deal is still under negotiation and may involve all twelve Mi-35s.”
It's funny how OPSEC changes.
Less then a year ago, this was the best kept secret in #Libya, barely a couple of hidden shots (that means a lot in Libya)
Now people post so many photos with it like it's a tourist attraction.
Purportedly new Pantsir S-1/SA-22 Greyhound with #LNA
the battle tank can be seen equipped with a German AEG infrared searchlight. This type was not spotted in Libya before. However, it is installed on several Egyptian variants of the tank, mainly the T-55E Mark 0, T-55E MK I and T-55E MK II.
That clean new 120mm mortar box at center appears to be from Rheinmetall Denel Munition, a German-South African joint venture. The M111A5 fuzes are from Junghans, also German. There have been too many arms embargo violations in Libya-we have some questions for Germany & S Africa
originally posted by: 727Sky
The whole situation is so pretzelised and convoluted we would all be extremely surprised if we knew who the real players were.
Avia.Pro (translated with google services)
The Egyptian military for the second time in the last 48 hours intercepted a Russian military aircraft flying from the Khmeimim airbase to the Libyan national army airbase in Libya. The reasons for the denial of the passage of Egyptian airspace by the Russian military side are still unknown, however, the last time, according to the audio recording of the radio interception, the ban on entering Egyptian airspace was associated with the lack of diplomatic permission.
It should be clarified that earlier Russia and Egypt actively supported the Libyan national army, however, under unknown circumstances, Egypt began to restrict the movement of Russian military in this direction, while official Cairo does not comment on the incidents.
The Russian military does not report the purpose of sending a military transport aircraft to Libya, although information about any presence of the Russian military in this North African country was previously officially denied.