The forces of the Libyan National Accord government, internationally recognized, announced today, Wednesday, the shooting down of an Emirati plane, south of the Al-Ejailat area, eighty kilometers west of the capital, Tripoli.
This came in a statement by Muhammad Qanunu, spokesman for the al-Wefaq forces, which was published by the media center of the "Operation Volcano of Wrath" via Facebook.
Kanounou said that the air defenses of the government forces succeeded in shooting down an Emirati plane, south of Al-Ajailat, in the west of the country.
On the other hand, there was no comment from the Emirati side or from the leadership of the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Hifter about what was reported by the government forces.
On the other hand, the internationally recognized government forces announced that they launched today air strikes targeting Al-Wattia military base west of Tripoli, and concentrations of the Haftar militia in the Al-Washeka area surrounding the city of Sirte.
Mustafa al-Majei, a spokesman for the media center for the "Borkan Al-Anzha" operation, said that the axis of the Hadaba Project (south of Tripoli) is witnessing violent confrontations, and that Al-Wefaq forces managed to advance and retake a school where Haftar militias were stationed.
The Al-Wattia air base is a military base that extends from western Tripoli to the Tunisian border, and it was controlled by forces loyal to Haftar six years ago, and made it a center for commanding Western operations and a point of massing forces coming from the Libyan east, and is also used to bomb a number of areas of Tripoli.
Although it announced on March 21 that it would agree to a humanitarian truce to focus on efforts to combat the Corona epidemic, the Haftar militia continues to violate its obligations to bomb various locations in the capital.
In response, the Al-Wefaq government launched Operation "Storm of Peace" last Wednesday.
In an effort to alleviate the battles, Josep Borrell, the European Union's security and foreign policy chief, announced yesterday the launch of a military operation in the name of "IRINI" to monitor the arms embargo to Libya and support the political track.
It is a decision that the Al-Wefaq government has reserved and expressed its dissatisfaction with its decision because it does not include control over land and air, and because it ignores any control over the arming of Haftar's forces, she said.