The internationally recognized government of national reconciliation forces announced the monitoring of Emirati and Russian warplanes, patrolling the atmosphere near Sirte and Misrata, and revealed new evidence of the UAE's support for retired Major General Khalifa Hifter.

Brigadier General Abd Al-Hadi Dara, the spokesman for the Sirte Jafra Operations Room, said that his forces had detected Emirati march planes over the area on Friday.

Derah added, in a press statement, that the forces also detected Russian MiG-29s that were patrolling the sky of the South Abu Qurain area (200 km east of the capital, Tripoli).

The Libyan military leader indicated that they are now monitoring all movements of Haftar militias in the area.

On Friday, Al-Wefaq government forces revealed that during the attack on Tripoli, its naval forces were able to seize a Emirati ship supplying the aircraft of retired Major Khalifa Khalifa.

The Libyan government has condemned more than once what it said was military support provided by the UAE to the aggression of Haftar militias against the capital, Tripoli, which began on April 4, 2019.

And recently, the National Accord Forces achieved victories, most notably the liberation of all the administrative borders of Tripoli and Tarhuna, and all the cities of the West Coast, the Watiyah Air Base, and the towns of the Western Mountain, which called for countries supporting Haftar, including the UAE, to confirm the importance of a political solution to the crisis.

Air bridge

Earlier, air traffic sites monitored for the first time the launch of Syrian and Russian cargo aircraft to the server base operated by the Emirates in Libya.

The radar box, which is concerned with aviation movement, showed the launch of the Syrian regime's Ilyushin cargo plane, Type 76, towards Egypt.

The plane's movement shows that it departed on Monday evening from Damascus towards Latakia and then to Egypt, and was absent from the radar after its arrival in West Alexandria.

However, Flight Monitor, a website specializing in aviation monitoring, broadcast pictures showing the plane's path after it entered Egypt, as it headed to the base server airport in Libya, which is run by the Emirates to support Haftar's forces. This plane appeared again last Tuesday, west of Alexandria, as it was leaving Egypt to return to Syria.

The site also detected a Russian cargo plane of the same type, as it departed from Moscow to Hmeimim Airport in Lattakia, Syria, and from there towards Egypt and then to the border with Libya, then absent from the radar.

On the other hand, the Bosphorus Observatory indicated that this Russian plane was heading towards the Libyan servant base.

A UN report spoke last April about an air movement to transport mercenaries from Russia and Syria to take part in the fighting alongside Haftar's forces.

The Libyan Al-Wefaq government says that the Syrian regime's planes transport mercenaries and weapons to support Haftar in violation of the arms embargo to Libya, and then return aircraft fuel in another violation of the ban on the supply of this type of fuel to Syria.

For his part, former UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salameh, denounced what he called the hypocrisy of some countries in the UN Security Council, accusing it of "stabbing in the back" of supporting Haftar in his failed attack on Tripoli.

"I no longer have any role," the Lebanese diplomat said in an interview with the "Humanitarian Dialogue Center" on Wednesday. On the day he attacked Tripoli, he (Haftar) had the support of most of them (members of the Security Council) while we were criticized in Libya for not stopping him. "

Salama said, "Important countries have not only supported Haftar, but have deliberately colluded against holding the national conference" in Ghadamis, west of Libya, and added, "They did not want the conference to be held."