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Libyan Nation Army Air Force Joins Battle To Capture Tripoli, Strikes LGNA Forces


Libyan Nation Army Air Force Joins Battle To Capture Tripoli, Strikes LGNA Forces

Mirage F1 of the LAF, source: afrigatenews.net

The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced on April 7 that warplanes of the Libyan Air Force (LAF) have carried out a series of airstrikes on forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (LGNA), which controls the capital of Tripoli.

Libyan sources said that the airstrikes targeted gatherings of pro-LGNA forces in the al-Naqlia camp in Tripoli. Several military vehicles were reportedly destroyed.

“We ensure that we are capable of striking the enemy’s gatherings, and that we can protected the lives of the civilians and their properties,” a short press released by the LNA’s media office reads.

The LAF controls several airbases in eastern Libya and operates dozens of warplanes, including two Mirage F1 fighter jets, twelve Mig-21 fighter jets, three Mig-23ML fighter bombers and a Su-22 fighter bomber.

A day earlier, the LGNA air force targeted LNA forces while they were advancing towards Tripoli. However, the airstrikes were ineffective. Following the aerial attack, a spokesman for the LNA announced that a no-fly zone was established over western Libya.

The LAF participation will likely boost the LNA advance on the ground. The upcoming hours will likely witness more airstrikes on pro-LGNA forces.

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  • World_Eye

    Nice clean them all, those infested UN fuckheads.

  • John

    Take Tripoli and start fresh.


    The Side who is Keeping AFRICANS as SLAVES and SELLING them for $500 is the one that, MOST BE DEFEATED

    • Concrete Mike

      Agreed LGNA has to go. The exploitation of refugees has to stop.

  • Barba_Papa

    So one side has a few antiquated aircraft, and the other side also has a few antiquated aircraft. I reckon this war will probably not be decided by airpower.

    • Paul


  • Hasbara Hunter

    Bomb all the Western Supported Al-Qaeda-ISIS-Muslimbrotherhood-Headchoppers to Smithereens until None is Left….

    • FlorianGeyer

      And all thair NATO advisers :)

      • Gregory Casey

        Begin with the “Advisers”!! after that it’ll be a case of chasing the balance across the Dessert.

  • Sukhoi

    Can’t wait to see muslim brotherhood defeated. Hope LNA cleans them all out

  • Len Zegelink

    where is saif al islam qadaffie,i think wen haftar wins .is saif the new boss off libia ..the peapol turust saif ,saif for president.

  • jm74

    Why would the US pull out troops from Libya unless they support LNA and the US has had ambitions of replacing the UN and become the global authority. It appears that Haftar is US’s man in Libya.

    • Ronald

      US openly supports the the “official” UN sponsored LGNA, who are tied into the Muslim Brotherhood,..(remember Obama). Un – officially the Al Qaeda and ISIS in western Libya and possibly Haaftar, they just want to see Libya in chaos.

    • ColinNZ

      Agreed. It’s a CIA psyop. Replace the previous stooge authority with a new stooge.

    • Sinbad2

      Because they simply do not have the resources to fight on another front.
      Look at how many wars the US is fighting, even the mighty American military has limits.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Its high time that the world was ‘off limits’ to the US military and CIA mobsters :)

    • Sinbad2

      One more point, the Libyans have killed American troops, just like the Lebanese killed American troops. Kill them and they run away never to return.
      Other nations too scared to whack the invaders should learn this lesson.

  • ColinNZ

    Please be aware that there are no good forces currently battling for power in Libya. Haftar is the CIA’s new “hero” of Libya, replacing the previous US-NATO stooge authority. His LNA is a mix of the same reprobates currently destroying Yemen. If it looks like a rat, smells like a rat, walks like a rat …. it’s a rat.

    • pepa65

      Then why the US’s condemnation and demands on Haftar?

      • FlorianGeyer

        Probably because the various US agencies are also at war with each other :)

      • ColinNZ

        It’s a CIA psyop, what did you expect?

    • Sinbad2

      Haftar is secular, and has to be better than the religious fanatics the US usually installs in its colonies, and better than the Muslim Brotherhood the US had installed in Libya.

  • J Roderet

    Peace and stability will come to Libya when NATO’s “GNA” puppets have been decisively defeated on the battlefield and the country is reunified under one government. This is why the crude Neocon propagandists at CNN call Haftar a “renegade general” — he and the LNA are defeating the Neocon plot to permanently destroy Libya.

  • Sinbad2

    Seems like the Americans are at their limit, only threats and no bombs.
    It’s the same in Myanmar, the American insurgency seems to be failing?

    Now they have reached their limit, it’s time to apply pressure, perhaps some more help for the Houthis, or the Taliban?