WAR IN LIBYA GNA AND TURKISH FORCES CAPTURED RUSSIAN PANTSIR-S1 MISSILE SYSTEMS IN LIBYA.
War in Libya GNA and Turkish forces captured Russian Pantsir-S1 missile systems in Libya.
The Libyan Government’s National Accord Government (GNA) forces, led by Faiz Saraj, claim to have captured Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile-cannon systems (ZRPK) south of Tripoli, based on Al-Vatiya.
On the eve the Turkish media spread reports about the transfer of this military facility under the control of GNA formations, which Ankara supports with manpower (militants from Syria) and arms supplies.
According to military experts, the ZRPKs were delivered to the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftar not directly from Russia, but from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which supply Haftar’s troops with weapons and military equipment.
“Pantsir-S1” is widely used by the forces of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and in recent months has become a target for the same Turkish drones, but already armed with Syrian fighters.
According to military analyst Oded Berkowitz, several “Pantsir” have arrived in Libya over the past two years. The first was spotted in a North African country in June 2018. The ZRPK model, delivered from the UAE, is mounted on a German-made Man-SX 45 eight-wheeled truck.
As reported by BulgarianMiitary.com, the Libyan National Army previously announced the destruction of four Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles in Libya, which were used by the formations of the Government of National Accord. One of the drones was shot down in the area of Ajailat, near the al-Vatiya airbase, which is located about 140 kilometers southwest of Tripoli.