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Libyan Government Forces Claim Pantsir S1 System Was Destroyed In Al-Wati’ah Air Base (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: The extended video shows that no Pantsir-S of the LNA was destroyed by drone strikes.

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The Government of National Accord (GNA) Anger Volcano operations room claimed late on May 16 that a Russian-made Pantsir S1 air-defense system was destroyed in al-Wati’ah Air Base.

Sources affiliated with the GNA claimed that the air-defense system was destroyed by a Turkish combat drone right after arriving in the air base. The sources shared a video of the aftermath of the alleged drone strike.

Observers confirmed that the video shows the southeastern part of al-Wati’ah Air Base. The footage, however, doesn’t show a Pantsir S1 system getting hit.

The UAE military deployed several Pantsir S1 systems in Libya last year in order to put an end to Turkish drone strikes on the Libyan National Army (LNA). According to Libyan sources, these systems have shot down dozens of drones, so far.

A few minutes after the GNA’s claims, the LNA announced that it had shot down several drones near the capital, Tripoli. The army didn’t share any details.

Earlier today, a Wing Loong II combat drone of the UAE Air Force (UAEAF) crashed near al-Wati’ah Air Base. The drone may have been shot down by Turkish forces.

Both sides in Libya are relying more and more on combat drones. Meanwhile, large-scale ground attacks are becoming less frequent.

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  • pp

    Uae as a country is fighting islamic terror .They also opened a hindu temple. Mbz is a good guy

    • TIGRICA19937

      islam is always islam. a bad political system.

      • Poppadop

        “Capitalism is always capitalism. a bad political system.”

        Fix’d that for you. Following a bunch of super rich banksters (usury is sinful in all the Abrahamic religions) to get mostly Muslims killed and sell off stolen loot to “NATO allies” like Turkey has nothing to do with Islam.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲
  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Well done GNA you killed a balloon !

    hahaha

    https://youtu.be/uZWPyy8Nfj4?t=19

  • Hyper20
  • Rhodium 10

    No chinese drone of UAE have been shot down..it was a Turkish ANKA drone ( similar to chinese) shot down by LNA air defense!

    • Hyper20

      Stop being ignorant Rhodium, the proof is there and even the haftar fanboys are admitting it.
      There are no Anka’s in Libya!
      2nd pic
      https://twitter.com/BabakTaghvaee1/status/1261684090077659136

      • Rhodium 10

        LNA are not using UAE chinese drones…only Russian survelillance Orlan-10 and Eleron-10 ( to use with laser to aim targets krasnopol chinese copy guide artillery).

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    This is what they hit. Watermelons !

    Poor defenceless watermelons ! You bastards !

    [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/eWBdQqo.png)

    • good american

      Those must be tough watermelons.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      But nothing happened to watermelon? re souflaki boy

  • lovethemapples

    Pantsir is useful only for target practice. As a SAM, its a piece of junk.

    • mmmmx

      Well in that case they are exactly what is needed to shoot down junk Turkish drones what they did several dozens of times already.

      • lovethemapples

        The captured Pantsir that is on the way to Istanbul Military Museum kinda disagrees with you