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Two Israeli Drones Supplied By Turkey Shoot Down In Libya – Report

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In late July, the Libyan National Army (LNA) shot down two Israeli-made Orbiter-3 tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which were supposedly being operated by forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA).

The two UAV’s were reportedly shot down near the town of al-ʿAziziyah south of the country’s capital, Tripoli, and over the coastal city of Sidra.

The origin of the Orbiter-3s remained a mystery until the Jerusalem Post revealed on August 7 that the UAVs were part of a three-unit donated by Turkey to pro-GNA forces.

The Orbitar-3, manufactured by Israel’s Aeronautics, has an endurance of around 7 hours and an operational range of up to 150km. The UAV was specially designed to carry out close-range intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.

The U.N. imposed an arms embargo on Libya in 2011. Turkey is apparently bypassing this blockade by simply “donating” advanced weapons system to its allies in the GNA.

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  • You can call me Al

    Sometimes I do feel sorry for Turkey, they are just so crap at everything they do.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      hahahahhahahaha so true

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    Good, why is turkey supporting GNA? what interest do they have in Libya? Bunch of rats

  • goingbrokes

    Do you take their word for it. My bet is these are israelis operating them for their own government. They were in Syria, why not in Libya? Turkey is being used as a scape goat.
    If you read George Papdoupoulos’ book “Deep State Target”, he mentions a new focus for US foreign policy, which is to leave Turkey out of considerations and emphasising israel’s ties/alliance with Cyprus and Greece. This makes Turkey a perfect scapegoat for all sorts of chicanery by both US and israel.