The Libyan Al-Wefaq government announced today, Saturday, that it had detected the arrival of three military cargo planes coming from the Emirates to a base in the city of Marj, which is controlled by the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Hifter, while the Presidential Council accused Hifter of wasting the blood of Libyans by bullying mercenaries.
According to a statement released by the media center for the "Volcano Anger" operation launched by the Al-Wefaq government, an air traffic tracking program has monitored three flights of military cargo planes launched from the Sweihan Air Force Base in Abu Dhabi to the Emirati Al-Khadim Airbase located in Al-Kharouba, south of Al-Marj (east). Libya).
He added that the aircraft registration data belong to three Ilyushin flights. The government forces have previously announced the monitoring of numerous foreign military cargo flights, which entered Libyan airspace, and landed in military bases under the control of the Haftar militia, the last of which was on February 21.
|Battles in the vicinity of the capital, Tripoli, between forces affiliated with the Government of Accord and the forces of Haftar (Anatolia)|
Killed and destroyed
These military shipments come at a time when the battles are witnessing an escalation, after Haftar forces continue to target civilians on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli, which prompted Al-Wefaq forces to launch a "peace storm" operation to deter it.
In his response to these developments, the Supreme Council of State in Libya said that Haftar's forces, which resulted in killing and destruction, were mercenaries, as he described it, considering that the stakes of those supporting the attack on Tripoli and other cities would be lost.
The statement stressed that the Haftar forces attack on sites belonging to its forces in the Abu Qurain area is an announcement to expand the circle of attack to include all of Libya.
The council added that the reconciliation forces repelled the attack, and the aggressors suffered heavy losses, and imposed a retreat on them, explaining that the council exercised its legitimate right to self-defense.
And at dawn today, the Air Force of the National Accord Government bombed an operating room for Haftar forces west of the city of Sirte, at a time when the confrontations continue on several axes south of Tripoli, despite international calls for a ceasefire, and gave way to face the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.
The media center for the "Borkan Al-Fathi" operation announced targeting an operation room for Haftar forces in the Al-Washeka area, after a day of confrontations and mutual shelling that left scores of deaths on both sides.
Libyan sites reported that a march for the Al-Wefaq forces and two planes for the Haftar forces carried out mutual strikes in the areas of Al-Washeka and Abu Qurain between the cities of Sirte and Misrata.
|Misurata Forces Head to Tripoli for Military Support (Al-Jazeera)|
Violent clashes erupted between the two sides yesterday, west of Sirte, and the Al-Wefaq government said that among the dead Haftar's forces in these clashes was Ali Sida Al-Tabawi, the most prominent of Haftar’s close associates and the first responsible for bringing African armed men belonging to armed opposition groups from Chad and Sudan to fight.
Sources confirmed to the island that the death toll of Haftar's forces in these clashes exceeded forty, while more than 23 Al-Wefaq forces were killed.
The sources confirmed that among the dead of Haftar's forces are what they described as Sudanese mercenaries belonging to the Sudanese Janjaweed faction.
Since last April 4, Tripoli (the headquarters of the internationally recognized government of Al-Wefaq) and its surrounding areas have witnessed armed battles, after Haftar's forces launched an attack to control it, amid the mobilization of government forces.
A few days ago, Al-Wefaq government forces launched an operation called "Storm of Peace" south of Tripoli in response to the violation of the Haftar forces, a cease-fire, and confirmed that they were able to make progress in several axes.