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Haftar’s Forces Carry Out Numerous Airstrikes On Various GNA And Turkish Positions

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Haftar's Forces Carry Out Numerous Airstrikes On Various GNA And Turkish Positions

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On May 7th, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out heavy airstrikes on the Misrata airbase, which serves as a Turkish HQ.

Just before the airstrikes began, spokesperson of the LNA, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari said that the “terrorists” and the Turkish fighting on the side of the GNA were up for a surprise.

Haftar's Forces Carry Out Numerous Airstrikes On Various GNA And Turkish Positions

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There are several videos purportedly showing the strikes.

Not only that, but a Turkish operations center in Tripoli, at the port of Alshabi was also targeted by airstrikes, according to reports.

The Mitiga airbase, which serves as a command center for the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) forces was also targeted.

It appears that, if all reports are true, the LNA has achieved some sort of freedom of action in the skies surrounding Tripoli, despite the air defense systems that Turkey has deployed in Misrata.

Another Turkish drone was also reportedly downed above al-Watiya airbase.

Separately, away from the ground and in the realm of propaganda, Reuters reported that it had seen a “confidential United Nations report” that said 1,200 people had been deployed to Libya by the mythical Russian PMC Wagner.

The 57-page report by independent sanctions monitors, submitted to the U.N. Security Council Libya sanctions committee, said the Russian contractor deployed forces in specialized military tasks, including sniper teams.

The sanctions monitors said that while they could not independently verify the scale of the deployment to Libya by Wagner Group, “based on open source reporting and the limited sightings assesses that the maximum number of individual private military operatives deployed to be no more than 800 to 1,200.”

“Their deployment has acted as an effective force multiplier for (Haftar),” the sanctions monitors wrote.

The monitors also listed the details of 122 Wagner operatives of “whom many are highly probably operational, or have been operational, within Libya.” They said 39 were from Wagner’s specialist sniper group and the remaining 83 operatives were from Wagner combat units.

The report said forces affiliated with the Government of National Accord had captured arms “typical of the weaponry observed being used by ChVK Wagner operatives elsewhere in eastern Ukraine and Syria.”

There’s really no other evidence provided, as is the case with all other reports of the legendary Wagner PMC, but that doesn’t stop any of the endless “copypasta” being propagated in MSM.

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